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  • Lower the morale of; make despondent; dishearten.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dis*pir"it (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispirited; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispiriting.] [Pref. dis- + spirit.] 1. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.

Not dispirited with my afflictions.
Dryden.

He has dispirited himself by a debauch.
Collier.

2. To distill or infuse the spirit of. [Obs. or R.]

This makes a man master of his learning, and dispirits the book into the scholar.
Fuller.

Syn. -- To dishearten; discourage; deject; damp; depress; cast down; intimidate; daunt; cow.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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