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Origin of dispense

1275鈥1325; Middle English dispensen<Medieval Latin disp膿ns膩re to pardon, exempt, Latin: to pay out, distribute, equivalent to dis-dis-1 + p膿ns膩re, frequentative of pendere to weigh

synonym study for dispense

1. See distribute.

OTHER WORDS FROM dispense

un路dis路pensed, adjective
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How to use dispense in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dispense

dispense
/ (d瑟藞sp蓻ns) /

verb
(tr) to give out or issue in portions
(tr) to prepare and distribute (medicine), esp on prescription
(tr) to administer (the law, etc)
(intr foll by with) to do away (with) or manage (without)
to grant a dispensation to (someone) from (some obligation of church law)
to exempt or excuse from a rule or obligation

Word Origin for dispense

C14: from Medieval Latin dispens膩re to pardon, from Latin dispendere to weigh out, from dis- 1 + pendere to weigh

usage for dispense

Dispense with is sometimes wrongly used where dispose of is meant: this task can be disposed of (not dispensed with) quickly and easily
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for dispense

dispense
[ d沫-sp臅ns ]

v.
To prepare and give out medicines.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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