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dis-pello , pŭli, pulsum, 3,
I.v. a., to drive asunder, to scatter, disperse (rare but class.).
II. Trop., to scatter, drive away, dispel: “(philosophia) ab animo tamquam ab oculis caliginem dispulit,Cic. Tusc. 1, 26, 64; cf.: “tenebras calumniae,Phaedr. 3, 10, 42: “somnos,Sen. Troad. 452: “curas,Sil. 8, 164: “inediae metum,Amm. 14, 7.
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