unspell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unspell release from a spell
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unspell To break the power of (a spell); to release (a person) from the influence of a spell; to disenchant. "Such practices as these, . . . The more judicious Israelites unspelled ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unspell To release from the power of a spell or enchantment; disenchant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unspell un-spel′ to free from the power of a spell.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + spell,

Usage

In literature:

He made an unspellable animal sound and rushed at the blackness.
"Breaking Point" by James E. Gunn
It was soon again filled with such glorious visions as drove out all dark shadows of unspellable words and unsolvable problems.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Seeing who came, she uttered one of anger's unspellable words, a snort.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
An unpronounceable, unspellable, unmanageable name.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
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