Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To free from illusion or false belief; undeceive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to free someone from illusion, false belief or enchantment; to undeceive or disillusion
  • v. to nullify a spell or magic enchantment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To free from enchantment; to deliver from the power of charms or spells.
  • transitive v. to free (a person) from fascination or delusion; to destroy the false hopes or overoptimistic expectations of (a person); to disillusion; -- used with people or events as the agent (subject).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To free from enchantment; deliver from the power of charms or spells, or of an enchanter; free from fascination or delusion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. free from enchantment

Etymologies

Obsolete French desenchanter, from Old French, to break a spell : des-, dis- + enchanter, to enchant; see enchant.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French desenchanter (Wiktionary)

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