- provisions: Enough rations were brought along to feed all the marchers.
- Chiefly South Atlantic States. food or meals: The old hotel still has the best rations in town.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of ration
OTHER WORDS FROM rationun·ra·tioned, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for rationing
It could be that doctors are rationing health care—refusing to schedule appointments.
Because it has, in the past, been a tool of racism and colonialism, and in the present, is a means of rationing health care.Were Christians Right About Gay Marriage All Along?|Jay Michaelson|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the Republican attacks on the health-care bill are replete with paranoia about rationing and death panels.
Meanwhile, horror stories about the rationing of cancer care by the American insurance industry abound.
Another charge about keeping outcomes data is that it will lead to rationing.
She's done it simply because I told her to-night that rationing is definitely coming in.The Title|Arnold Bennett
I meant to give you a regular blow-out, so far as the rationing order would allow us.A Patriotic Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
There being no system of rationing, only the well-to-do could buy the dearer necessities of ordinary life.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
Such hampering restrictions as conscription to fight or work, or rationing, have been removed.The Sensitive Man|Poul William Anderson
Rationing restrictions were eased and many industries were sensibly returned to private ownership.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
British Dictionary definitions for rationing
- a fixed allowance of food, provisions, etc, esp a statutory one for civilians in time of scarcity or soldiers in time of wara tea ration
- (as modifier)a ration book
Word Origin for ration
Cultural definitions for rationing
A regulated allocation of resources among possible users.