Definition of dispense
- dispense food among the needy
- dispense justice
- dispensing pills to their patients
- dispensing with the usual introduction
- could dispense with such a large staff
The ATM only dispenses $20 bills.
a newspaper columnist who dispenses advice to millions of readers each week
Pharmacists are certified to dispense medication.
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: to give or provide (something)
: to prepare and give (medicine)
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of the same or a similar kind or nature
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