disenchant

play
verb dis·en·chant \ˌdis-in-ˈchant\

Definition of disenchant

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to free from illusion

disenchanter

noun

disenchanting

adjective

disenchantingly

play \-ˈchan-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

disenchantment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of disenchant in a Sentence

  1. if you thought that you could pass this course without doing any work, let me be the first to disenchant you

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Origin and Etymology of disenchant

Middle French desenchanter, from des- dis- + enchanter to enchant



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