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sparing

adjective uk   /ˈspeə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈsper.ɪŋ/
using very little of something: Be sparing with the butter as we don't have much left. He is sparing with/in his praise (= praises people very little).
sparingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
There wasn't enough coal during the war, so we had to use it sparingly.
Translations of “sparing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 節約的,節儉的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 节约的,节俭的…
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