expend

[ ik-spend ]
/ ɪkˈspɛnd /

verb (used with object)

to use up: She expended energy, time, and care on her work.
to pay out; disburse; spend.

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Origin of expend

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin expendere to weigh out, lay out, pay

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British Dictionary definitions for expended

expend
/ (ɪkˈspɛnd) /

verb (tr)

to spend; disburse
to consume or use up

Derived forms of expend

expender, noun

Word Origin for expend

C15: from Latin expendere, from pendere to weigh
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