2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Disenchant \Dis'en*chant"\, verb (used with an object) [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.

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

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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: free from enchantment [syn: {disenchant}, {disillusion}] [ant: {delight}, {enchant}, {enrapture}, {enthral}, {enthrall}, {ravish}, {transport}]

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