debel

transitive verb de·bel \də̇ˈbel\
variants: or

debell

\də̇ˈbel\

Definition of debel

debelled

;

debelled

;

debelling

;

debels

or

debells

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Origin and Etymology of debel

Middle French or Latin; Middle French debeller, from Latin debellare


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