dispenser

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noun dis·pens·er \-ˈspen(t)-sər\

Definition of dispenser

  1. :  one that dispenses: such asa :  a container that extrudes, sprays, or feeds out in convenient units a soap dispenserb :  a usually mechanical device for vending merchandise

Examples of dispenser in a Sentence

  1. hospitals and other health-care dispensers

Recent Examples of dispenser from the Web

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First Known Use of dispenser

14th century



DISPENSER Defined for English Language Learners

dispenser

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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

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noun dis·pens·er \di-ˈspen-sər\

Definition of dispenser for Students

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



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