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English definition of “sparing”


adjective  /ˈspeər·ɪŋ/ us  
using very little of something: He certainly is sparing in his praise (= avoids giving much of it).
adverb  /ˈspær·ɪŋ·li, ˈsper-/ us  
Apply the lotion sparingly.
(Definition of sparing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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