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noun     ration pronunciation in American English
/ˈræʃ(ə)n/
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singularration
pluralrations
  1. 1
    [countable] a limited amount of something, especially food, that you are allowed to have, for example when there is not much available or when someone else is controlling it

    They cut his daily ration of bread and water.

  2. 2

    rations

    [plural] amounts of food that are provided for people who do not have enough or for people such as soldiers
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