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"ration" in British English

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rationnoun [C]

uk   /ˈræʃ.ən/ us   /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.
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
an amount of something that you would expect to have: We've had more than our ration of problems recently.

rationverb [T]

uk   /ˈræʃ.ən/ us   /ˈræʃ.ən/
(Definition of ration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rationnoun [C]

us   /ˈræʃ·ən, ˈreɪ·ʃən/
a limited amount (of something) that one person is allowed to have, esp. when there is not much of it available: Rations of rice were distributed to the refugees.
ration
verb [T] us   /ˈræʃ·ən, ˈreɪ·ʃən/
Even their clothing is rationed.
rationing
noun [U] us   /ˈræʃ·ə·nɪŋ, ˈreɪ·ʃə-/
food rationing
(Definition of ration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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rationnoun [C]

uk   /ˈræʃən/ us  
a limited amount of something that you are allowed to have when there is not much of it available: Each family has to make do with a weekly ration of gas. With ranchers reducing their herds because of high-priced grain rations, some see retail beef prices jumping more than 10% next year.

rationverb [T]

uk   /ˈræʃən/ us  
to control the supply of something when there is not much of it available, or to limit the amount of a particular thing that someone is allowed to have: ration sth to sth The garage was forced to ration gas to 20 litres per person.ration sb to sth During the war, people were rationed to just 50 grams of meat a week.
rationing
noun [U]
the rationing of credit during the credit crunch
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of ration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“ration” in British English

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