Dispirit

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.
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Not dispirited with my afflictions.
Dryden.
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He has dispirited himself by a debauch.
Collier.
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2. To distill or infuse the spirit of. [Obs. or R.]
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This makes a man master of his learning, and dispirits the book into the scholar.
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Syn. -- To dishearten; discourage; deject; damp; depress; cast down; intimidate; daunt; cow.
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