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noun [C]  /ˈræʃ·ən, ˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
a limited amount (of something) that one person is allowed to have, esp. when there is not much of it available: Rations of rice were distributed to the refugees.
verb [T]  /ˈræʃ·ən, ˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
Even their clothing is rationed.
noun [U]  /ˈræʃ·ə·nɪŋ, ˈreɪ·ʃə-/ us  
food rationing
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