[ UK /dɪspˈɛnsd/ ]
[ US /dɪˈspɛnst/ ]
  1. distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions
    medicines dispensed to the sick
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How To Use dispensed In A Sentence

  • Wilson also dispensed with the ceremoniousness hamstringing Boston's other lyceums, such as their practice of staging elaborate quasi-military "Banner Marches," which they sometimes even performed before military veterans. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Harriet Wilson's Sunday School
  • Mind you, when it came to the US captain's decision to complete his fourball line-up with the rookie pairing of Bubba Watson and Jeff Overton, the Europe captain dispensed any need for interpretation. Ryder Cup 2010: Colin Montgomerie uses dark arts to steel European team
  • The time-release solid scent beads are dispensed much like a salt-shaker.
  • San Antonio agencies limit the amount of food dispensed and the number of people they serve, according to the survey.
  • Freud called attention to preconscious dimensions that impinge on our behavior but never dispensed with them.
  • New faces wander into the studio and warm greetings are dispensed. Times, Sunday Times
  • The druggist dispensed a prescription.
  • The spread of PCs has dispensed with the need for typists.
  • The writers have dispensed entirely with the usual gangster clichés of rap and hip-hop. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the cart house across the street, swept clean in advance, a barrel of Guinness was set on a trestle and the black stuff was dispensed to all comers.
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