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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To give out. To officially provide something for people.

Usage examples (33)
  • It was the nurse's job to dispense a spoonful of cod liver oil to each student.
  • Yet no consideration could dispense from the law of Constantine: the clergy, the senate, and the people, disapproved the conduct of
  • On the screen the word 'dispense' appeared at least 500 times.
  • It's also why we keep getting the command to 'dispense' our cargo, which is also sent continuously to the flying spheres. for more
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