Definition of "dispensed" []

  • To give out or issue in portions (verb)
  • To prepare and distribute (medicine), esp on prescription (verb)
  • To administer (the law, etc) (verb)
  • To do away (with) or manage (without) (verb)
  • To grant a dispensation to (someone) from some obligation of church law (verb)
  • To exempt or excuse from a rule or obligation (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of dispense. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dispensed" in a sentence
  • "Martin dispensed royal largess, inviting everybody up, farm-hands, a stableman, and the gardener's assistant from the hotel, the barkeeper, and the furtive hobo who slid in like a shadow and like a shadow hovered at the end of the bar."
  • "In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only ‘in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.’"
  • "When the ale is dispensed from the cask, air is allowed into the cask."