Dis*pir"it (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispirited; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispiriting.] [Pref. dis- + spirit.]
To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.
Not dispirited with my afflictions.
He has dispirited himself by a debauch.
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.
Syn. -- To dishearten; discourage; deject; damp; depress; cast down; intimidate; daunt; cow.
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