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Noun: ration  ra-shun
  1. The food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)
    "the rations should be nutritionally balanced"
  2. A fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
Verb: ration  ra-shun
  1. Restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
    "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"
  2. Distribute in rations, as in the army
    "Cigarettes are rationed";
    - ration out

Derived forms: rations, rationing, rationed

Type of: allocate, apportion, chow [informal], chuck [N. Amer, informal], curb, curtail, cut back, eats [informal], fare, grub [informal], part, percentage, portion, restrict, share

Encyclopedia: Ration