dispensed dispensed  /dɪs ˈpɛnst/


  • (adj) distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions


  1. Akula, 37, has already made SKS one of the fastest-growing microlenders, having dispensed $52 million to 221,000 clients since 1998.
  2. And so, whether a touch or a nod or a gaze, royal favor, like that of God, is not a subject's on demand; it is dispensed by kingly prerogative.
  3. By the time the temperature chilled again, Solzhenitsyn's international fame was such that he could not be altogether dispensed with.


  1. Death with Dignity report lists 104 deaths

    OLYMPIA — In 2012, 104 people in Washington who were dispensed intentionally lethal doses of medication are known to have died, according to the state’s fourth annual Death with Dignity Act report. Of those 104 people, state officials know of 83 who died because of the medication. Eighteen people are known to have died without taking the medication, presumably from a health condition.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Local hospitals display artworks

    Artwork in hospitals, though not dispensed in pharmaceutical doses, can have a positive effect on mind and body.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Salinas Californian

  3. Owner of pain clinics in Georgetown, Dry Ridge is convicted on 21 charges

    The owner of clinics in Georgetown and Dry Ridge that illegally dispensed tens of thousands of pills has been convicted on 21 criminal charges, according to U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Lexington Herald-Leader


  1. Public health minister Dawn Primarolo said: "In England, 89% of prescription items are dispensed for free, the remainder provide valuable income to the NHS, of £437 million in 2009/10, which goes towards to the safety and speed of healthcare. But...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Dawn Primarolo Source: WalesOnline

  2. "Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel," Mr Buffett said. "These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is...
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: Warren Buffett Source: Times Online

  3. "Europe cannot just look on if someone offers subsidies and market forces are dispensed with," said Merkel in an interview on ARD public television hours before Barack Obama is due to be inaugurated as US president.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Angela Merkel Source: Reuters

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incipient incipient
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