Dispirit

Definition of Dispirit

Dis`pir´it
v. t.1.To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.
[imp. & p. p. Dispirited; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispiriting.]
Not dispirited with my afflictions.
- Dryden.
He has dispirited himself by a debauch.
- Collier.
2.To distill or infuse the spirit of.
This makes a man master of his learning, and dispirits the book into the scholar.
- Fuller.

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beat down, cast down, chill, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, deject, demoralize, depress, discourage, dishearten, disparage, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, oppress, press down, sadden, sink, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon
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