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Definition of rationing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈreɪʃənɪŋ//
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the policy of limiting the amount of food, fuel, etc. that people are allowed to have when there is not enough for everyone to have as much as they want The government may have to introduce water rationing. wartime rationing (= introduced during a war) credit rationing (= limiting the amount of money that people are allowed to borrow)
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