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expenditure

noun uk   /ɪkˈspen.dɪ.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
C2 [C or U] the total amount of money that a government or person spends: It's part of a drive to cut government expenditure. The government's annual expenditure on arms has been reduced. [U] the act of using or spending energy, time, or money: The expenditure of effort on this project has been enormous.
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