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English definition of “ration”

ration

noun [C]     /ˈræʃ.ən/
a limited amount of something that one person is allowed to have, especially when there is not much of it available : During the war , no one was allowed more than their ration of food , clothing and fuel .General words for size and amount rations [plural] the total amount of food that is given to someone to be eaten during a particular activity and in a particular period of time , especially an amount given to soldiers when they are fighting Food - general words an amount of something that you would expect to have: We've had more than our ration of problems recently .Sharing
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