verb (used with object), dispelled, dispelling.
to drive off in various directions; disperse; dissipate: to dispel the dense fog.
to cause to vanish; alleviate: to dispel her fears.

1625–35; < Latin dispellere to drive asunder, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + pellere to drive

dispellable, adjective
dispeller, noun
undispellable, adjective
undispelled, adjective

1, 2. See scatter.

1. gather.
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dispel (dɪˈspɛl)
vb , -pels, -pelling, -pelled
(tr) to disperse or drive away
[C17: from Latin dispellere, from dis-1 + pellere to drive]

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Word Origin & History

1630s, from L. dispellere "drive apart," from dis- "away" + pellere "to drive, push." Since the meaning is "to drive away in different directions" it should not have as an object a single, indivisible thing (you can dispel suspicion, but not an accusation). Related: Dispelled; dispelling.
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Example sentences
If the reflexive reaction to such a dish was a grimace, it was quickly
But he has not dispelled all doubts about either the stability of his regime,
  or the consistency of its foreign policy.
Human overpopulation is a serious problem on this planet dispelled by many.
Initial impressions of the crater as a lifeless wasteland are quickly dispelled.
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