disenchant

disenchant

[dis-en-chant, -chahnt]
verb (used with object)
to rid of or free from enchantment, illusion, credulity, etc.; disillusion: The harshness of everyday reality disenchanted him of his idealistic hopes.

Origin:
1580–90; < Middle French desenchanter, equivalent to des- dis-1 + enchanter to enchant

disenchanter, noun
disenchanting, adjective
disenchantingly, adverb
disenchantment, noun
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disenchant (ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃɑːnt)
 
vb
(tr; when passive, foll by with or by) to make disappointed or disillusioned: she is disenchanted with the marriage

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disenchant
1580s, from M.Fr. desenchanter (13c.), from des- "dis-" (see dis-) + enchanter "to enchant" (see enchant). Related: Disenchanted; disenchantment. Carlyle coined disenchantress (1831).
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