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dis·pense

dispense

 
 
pronunciation:
dih spens
phrases:
dispense with
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dispenses, dispensing, dispensed
definition 1: to give out in portions; distribute.
This machine dispenses candy.
similar words:
allot, dish out, distribute, issue
definition 2: to carry out or put into operation.
Courts dispense justice.
phrase: dispense with
Word Builder: dispense +
  • dispenser:
    a person or thing that dispenses.
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