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Definition of 'dispense'


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

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