dispelling dispelling  /dɪs ˈpɛ lɪŋ/


  1. (v) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
  2. (v) to cause to separate and go in different directions


  1. But far from dispelling the cloud of rumors, it stirred up fresh ones.
  2. You've gone a long way toward dispelling the myth that there's no such thing as a genuine student-athlete.
  3. When Laudor saw flames around him, Charles got his son to press his hand to the fire, dispelling the illusion.


  1. Column: Christians and Jews in Triangle confront ancient feuds

    An interfaith project in Raleigh spends six months dispelling myths and misconceptions that have divided Christians and Jews for centuries. The goal of the project is to help participants understand and appreciate the richness of both religions.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The News & Observer

  2. Bed bugs are back, and they do bite

    OTTUMWA — Sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite. For most people, sleeping tight won't be possible after hearing the words "bed bugs." Local health officials presented "Bed Bugs: Dispelling the Myths and Getting to the Truth," a lecture this
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Ottumwa Courier


  1. "Let me start by dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanasia, cut Medicaid, or bring about a government takeover of health care," Obama said. "That's simply not true."
    on Aug 8, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: MarketWatch

  2. Kasrils added: "We must better educate our people in tolerance, resolutely dispelling any erroneous perceptions about foreign nationals, which are fuelled in circumstances of relative socio-economic disadvantage. It is these variables that...
    on May 23, 2008 By: Ronnie Kasrils Source: SABC News

  3. "Payday advance customers appreciate this service, however, payday lending remains misunderstood by those unfamiliar with its benefits to working families. I look forward to dispelling misperceptions about the service and furthering CFSA's efforts...
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: Tommy Moore Source: The State

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