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verb [transitive]     dispense pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledispensing
past tensedispensed
past participledispensed
  1. 1
    if a machine dispenses something such as food, drink, or money, it gives it to you
  2. 2
    to provide something such as a service, especially officially
    dispense justice:

    the failure of the country’s authorities to dispense justice

  3. 3
    to prepare medicines and give them to people

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