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dispense

dis·pense

dispense

 
 
pronunciation:
dih spens
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
dispense with
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dispensed, dispenses, dispensing
definition 1: to give out or distribute.
similar words:
allocate, allot, deal, disburse, dish out, distribute, dole, impart, issue, mete, peddle
definition 2: to prepare and give out (medicine or the like).
similar words:
administer
definition 3: to execute or administer (the law).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to grant a release or exemption.
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phrase: dispense with
Word Builder: dispense +
  • dispenser:
    a person or thing that dispenses.
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