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meanings of dispense


  1. To compensate; to make up; to make amends.
  2. To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct.
  3. To supply or make up a medicine or prescription.
  4. To issue, distribute, or give out.
  5. To give a dispensation to (someone); to excuse.


  1. Cost, expenditure.
  2. The act of dispensing, dispensation.