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dispirit

[dih-spir-it] /dɪˈspɪr ɪt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive of spirit, hope, enthusiasm, etc.; depress; discourage; dishearten.
Origin of dispirit
1635-1645
1635-45; di-2 + spirit
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dispirit

/dɪˈspɪrɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to lower the spirit or enthusiasm of; make downhearted or depressed; discourage
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v.

1640s; see dis- + spirit (n.). Related: Dispirited; dispiriting.

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