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  Definition of Dispense
  1. give or apply (medications)
  2. 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"
  3. grant a dispensation; grant an exemption; "I was dispensed from this terrible task"
Similar Words: administer, distribute, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out

 

See Also: waive, relinquish, forgo, foreswear, dispense with

 

Hyponyms: transfuse, digitalize, inject, shoot, give, assign, allot, portion, reallot, deal, apply

 

Entailments: give, apply

 

Derivational Morphology: dispensary, dispensation, administration, giving medication, allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation, dispenser, deal, distribution, allocator, distributor, distributer, electrical distributor

 

 
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