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Definition 1: the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel) - [noun denoting food]

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

  • the rations should be nutritionally balanced

(ration is a kind of ...) the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed

(... is a kind of ration ) rations issued for United States troops in the field

Definition 2: a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity) - [noun denoting possession]

(ration is a kind of ...) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

"he wanted his share in cash"

Definition 3: distribute in rations, as in the army - [verb of possession]

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

  • Cigarettes are rationed

Synonyms for ration in the sense of this definition

(ration is a kind of ...) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

"I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis" "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"

Definition 4: restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war - [verb of possession]

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

  • Bread was rationed during the siege of the city

(ration is a kind of ...) place restrictions on

"curtail drinking in school"

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