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dispense

verb
 
 
/dɪˈspens/
[T] to provide something such as a service, money, or information: dispense advice/information A personal financial manager will dispense advice on investments. The County Federation of Labor is dispensing $3 million in aid to unemployed hotel and airport workers.
[T] COMMERCE if a machine dispenses a product or cash, it gives it out when someone puts in money or a special number: The company makes vending machines that dispense drinks and snacks. The machines not only dispense cash but also accept deposits and transfer balances.
[I or T] to prepare medicines as a job and give or sell them to people: dispense drugs/medication/medicine Hundreds of wrong prescriptions have been dispensed.
(Definition of dispense from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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