- to use up: She expended energy, time, and care on her work.
- to pay out; disburse; spend.
Origin of expend
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin expendere to weigh out, lay out, pay
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1. consume, empty. See spend.
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Examples from the Web for unexpended
No one at the moment is concerned about the unexpended portion of his ration.A Padre in France
George A. Birmingham
The weight of the unexpended blow carried Dupont off his feet.Red Masquerade
Louis Joseph Vance
My nerves were tense; they rang taut with unexpended energy.Children of the Market Place
Edgar Lee Masters
Interest allowed on unexpended balances was credited to his personal account.Egerton Ryerson and Education in Upper Canada
J. Harold Putnam
Wages are paid to the men as at Merxplas, and the unexpended balance is handed to them on discharge.The Vagrancy Problem.
William Harbutt Dawson
- to spend; disburse
- to consume or use up
C15: from Latin expendere, from pendere to weigh
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Word Origin and History for unexpended
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