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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·pir·it /(ˌ)dɪsˈpɪrət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pir·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispirited; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispiriting.]
 1. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.
    Not dispirited with my afflictions.   --Dryden.
    He has dispirited himself by a debauch.   --Collier.
 2. To distill or infuse the spirit of. [Obs. or R.]
    This makes a man master of his learning, and dispirits the book into the scholar.   --Fuller.
 Syn: -- To dishearten; discourage; deject; damp; depress; cast down; intimidate; daunt; cow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news
          depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health
          demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down,
          get down, dismay, demoralize, demoralise] [ant: elate]