Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To free from enchantment; to deliver from the power of charms or spells.
  • transitive verb 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb free from enchantment

Etymologies

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

[Obsolete French desenchanter, from Old French, to break a spell : des-, dis- + enchanter, to enchant; see enchant.]

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From Middle French desenchanter

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