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expenditure

noun

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1 a payment made in the course of achieving a result
  • you'll have to drastically cut back on your clothing expenditures if you hope to save anything

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2 the active use of energy in producing a result
  • the expenditure of the nation's military might on wars that may or may not involve the national interest

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The first known use of expenditure was in 1769

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“Expenditure.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expenditure. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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