ration - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlerationing
past tenserationed
past participlerationed
  1. 1
    to control the supply of something such as food so that people are allowed only a fixed amount

    During the strike, petrol had to be rationed.

  2. 2
    to allow someone to have only a small amount of something

    I’ve rationed myself to one bar of chocolate a week.

phrasal verbs