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English definition of “disburse”

disburse

verb [T]     /dɪsˈbɜːs/ US  /-ˈbɝːs/ formal
to pay out money , usually from an amount that has been collected for a particular purpose : The local authorities annually disburse between £50 million and £ 100 million on arts projects .Paying and spending money
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