dispenser

noun dis·pens·er \ -ˈspen(t)-sər \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of dispenser

: one that dispenses: such as
a : a container that extrudes, sprays, or feeds out in convenient units
  • a soap dispenser
b : a usually mechanical device for vending merchandise

Examples of dispenser in a Sentence

  1. hospitals and other health-care dispensers

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First Known Use of dispenser

14th century



DISPENSER Defined for English Language Learners

dispenser

noun

Definition of dispenser for English Language Learners

  • : a machine or container that lets you take small amounts of something

  • : a person or organization that gives or provides something to people


DISPENSER Defined for Kids

dispenser

noun dis·pens·er \ di-ˈspen-sər \

Definition of dispenser for Students

: a container that gives out something in small amounts
  • a soap dispenser


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