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.

 

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