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dispel

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verb
  • drive (sth) away; cause to vanish [Barron]
transitive verb
    1. to drive off in various directions; disperse; dissipate: to dispel the dense fog
    2. to cause to vanish; alleviate: to dispel her fears
    [Webster]

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