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Definition of ration verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈreɪʃn//
[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ration
he / she / it rations
past simple rationed
-ing form rationing
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to limit the amount of something that someone is allowed to have, especially because there is not enough of it available ration something Eggs were rationed during the war. ration somebody to something The villagers were rationed to two liters of water a day.
see also rationing
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