dispense dispense  /dɪs ˈpɛns/


  1. (v) administer or bestow, as in small portions
  2. (v) grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
  3. (v) give or apply (medications)


  1. Most commercial ice cream machines dispense pre-frozen desserts.
  2. Traveling backward buys us many trials for the price of one, but traveling forward allows us to dispense with trials entirely.
  3. Every year in the fall, physicians dispense a new flu vaccine.


  1. PETA Offers Online MMA Game Featuring UFC Stars

    PETA is showing a vigilante streak, calling on fighters to dispense justice. The animal rights group has released a free online game that allows players to run amok through a variety of settings where animals are being abused, dispatching cruel scientists and evil military personnel along the way. The avatars that players control to get the job done? Why, none other than a trio of vegetarian MMA ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Members Of School Board Fail hiring 101

    Let's dispense with the introductions and proceed directly to the apologies, shall we? The Clark County School Board embarrassed itself and its choice for district superintendent when it rushed to appoint veteran administrator Pat Skorkowsky to the job
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  3. Sempermed Introduces Smart Dispense Technology, Single Glove Delivery™

    CLEARWATER, Fla., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sempermed USA , one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of disposable hand protection, announced the introduction of a new Smart Dispense ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "This role as an actor gave me the chance to dispense with all moral and ethical limitations, and explore just how bad this character could really be," Travolta said.
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: John Travolta Source: CNN

  2. "The attempts by some countries to dispense with the Kyoto Protocol altogether has generated avoidable misgivings and has been strongly resisted by all developing countries without exception. We hope that a legally valid instrument to which we too...
    on Nov 28, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Hindustan Times

  3. "ATM crime is likely to become even more attractive as the latest generation of ATMs is designed to dispense other services and products such as phone top ups and stamps," said Andrea Pirotti, executive director at ENISA. "The first line of...
    on Sep 7, 2009 By: Andrea Source: Register

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