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tr.v. dis·en·chant·ed, dis·en·chant·ing, dis·en·chants
To free from illusion or false belief; undeceive.

[Obsolete French desenchanter, from Old French, to break a spell : des-, dis- + enchanter, to enchant; see enchant.]

dis′en·chant′er n.
dis′en·chant′ing·ly adv.
dis′en·chant′ment n.


a person who disenchants
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A good disenchanter will not simply intensify the emotions and ideas of the victim but will try to transform them, to make them more dynamic, more fluid.
To frame an answer to such questions, I would begin by recalling the earlier description of Hermes as enchanter and disenchanter.
Like Haupt's, Levine's description of Darwin's view of life, a view that "leaves the world thick with value, meaning and affection," is offered as an alternative to the views of the disenchanters (243).