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Definition of sparing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sparing

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈspɛrɪŋ//
 
 
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careful to use or give only a little of something Doctors now advise only sparing use of such creams. sparing with something He was always sparing with his praise.
 
adverb Use the cream very sparingly.
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