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expense

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪkˈspens/ ACCOUNTING
to show the full amount of money paid for something as a cost in a company's accounts, rather than showing it as a lower and lower amount over a period of time: The accounting rule allows research-and-development costs to be instantly expensed or deducted from profits.
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