Definitions for dispensedɪˈspɛns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out(verb)

    administer or bestow, as in small portions

    "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"

  2. dispense(verb)

    grant a dispensation; grant an exemption

    "I was dispensed from this terrible task"

  3. administer, dispense(verb)

    give or apply (medications)

Wiktionary

  1. dispense(Noun)

    Cost, expenditure.

  2. dispense(Noun)

    The act of dispensing, dispensation.

  3. dispense(Verb)

    To issue, distribute, or put out.

  4. dispense(Verb)

    To supply or make up a medicine or prescription.

  5. dispense(Verb)

    To eliminate or do withoutu2013used intransitively with with.

    I wish he would dispense with the pleasantries and get to the point.

  6. dispense(Verb)

    To give a dispensation to (someone) to do something against the law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dispense(verb)

    to deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines

  2. Dispense(verb)

    to apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct

  3. Dispense(verb)

    to pay for; to atone for

  4. Dispense(verb)

    to exempt; to excuse; to absolve; -- with from

  5. Dispense(verb)

    to compensate; to make up; to make amends

  6. Dispense(verb)

    to give dispensation

  7. Dispense(verb)

    dispensation; exemption

  8. Dispense(noun)

    expense; profusion; outlay

  9. Origin: [OF. despense, F. dpense.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Perry Brass:

    The god that you dispense with today, will come back as a demon tomorrow.

  2. Dick Cavett:

    As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.

  3. Ruckett:

    In the perfect wedlock, the man, I should say, is the head, but the woman the heart, with which he cannot dispense.

  4. Nancy Young:

    It may not be covered, or well covered, by insurance, if the child is funded through public aid, for instance, there may not be providers in the area that will dispense hearing aids.

  5. Adam Fein:

    The future of pharmacy is really about being a low cost buyer of generic drugs and capability to dispense specialty drugs and that is an area of challenge for several supermarket operators.

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Translations for dispense

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الاستغناءArabic
  • минавам без, раздавам, разпределямBulgarian
  • verteilen, austeilen, dosieren, ausgeben, abgebenGerman
  • jakaa, jättää väliin, tarjota, ohittaa, antaaFinnish
  • émettre, doser, distribuer, éliminer, partager, dispenserFrench
  • tuariMāori
  • afschaffen, uitdelen, uitgeven, doseren, verdelenDutch
  • undvara, lösa, utminutera, frita, dela ut, frikalla, fördela, skriva ut, utge, vara utan, dosera, förmedla, förskriva, ge ut, avvara, utdelaSwedish
  • tevzi etmek, dağıtmak, hazırlamak, bırakmakTurkish

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