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English definition of “dispenser”

dispenser

noun [C]     /dɪˈspensər/
a machine or container that you can get something from by pulling a handle or pressing a button: liquid soap dispensers automated/automatic dispensers a drinks/coffee/tape dispenser
→  cash dispenser
a person whose job is to prepare medicines and give or sell them to people: Pharmacists have long been frustrated with being perceived as mere pill dispensers.
a person or thing that provides something: The committee is an amalgam of regulatory body, lobby group, and dispenser of information.
(Definition of dispenser noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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