Disenchanting
Disenchant Dis`en*chant", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disenchanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disenchanting}.] [Pref. dis- + enchant: cf. F. d['e]senchanter.] 1. To free from enchantment; to deliver from the power of charms or spells. [1913 Webster]

Haste to thy work; a noble stroke or two Ends all the charms, and disenchants the grove. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. 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); as, the candidate was disenchanted by the low turnout at the rally. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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