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disabuse

[dis-uh-byooz] /ˌdɪs əˈbyuz/
verb (used with object), disabused, disabusing.
1.
to free (a person) from deception or error.
Origin of disabuse
1605-1615
1605-15; < French désabuser. See dis-1, abuse
Related forms
disabusal, noun
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disabuse

/ˌdɪsəˈbjuːz/
verb
1.
(transitive) usually foll by of. to rid (oneself, another person, etc) of a mistaken or misguided idea; set right
Derived Forms
disabusal, noun
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v.

1610s, from dis- + abuse (v.). Related: Disabused; disabusing.

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