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dis- +‎ pair


dispair (third-person singular simple present dispairs, present participle dispairing, simple past and past participle dispaired)

  1. (transitive) To separate (a pair).
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      I have [] dispaired two doves.

Usage notes[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dispair in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)