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

  • transitive verb To cause to lose spirit or enthusiasm; dishearten. synonym: discourage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To depress the spirits of; deprive of courage; discourage; dishearten; deject; cast down.
  • To exhaust the spirits or bodily vigor of.
  • Synonyms To damp, depress, intimidate, daunt.

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

  • transitive verb To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.
  • transitive verb Obs. or R. To distill or infuse the spirit of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Lower the morale of; make despondent; dishearten.

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

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

Etymologies

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

[di(s)– + spirit.]

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dis- +‎ spirit

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