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Definition 1: give or apply (medications) - [verb of body]

Synonyms for dispense in the sense of this definition

(dispense is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

(... is a kind of dispense ) give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to

(... is a kind of dispense ) administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects

(... is a kind of dispense ) give an injection to

"We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"

(... is a kind of dispense ) give (as medicine)

"I gave him the drug"

(dispense implies ...) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

(dispense belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 2: administer or bestow, as in small portions - [verb of possession]

Samples where dispense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • administer critical remarks to everyone present
  • dole out some money
  • shell out pocket money for the children
  • deal a blow to someone
  • the machine dispenses soft drinks

Synonyms for dispense in the sense of this definition

(dispense is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of dispense ) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

(... is a kind of dispense ) allot again

"They were realloted additional farm land"

(... is a kind of dispense ) distribute cards to the players in a game

"Who's dealing?"

(... is a kind of dispense ) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

Samples where dispense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was dispensed from this terrible task

(dispense is a kind of ...) grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

"She exempted me from the exam"

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