Associations to the word «Ration»


RATION, noun. A portion designated to a person or group.
RATION, verb. (transitive) To supply with a ration; to limit (someone) to a specific allowance of something.
RATION, verb. (transitive) To portion out (especially during a shortage of supply); to limit access to.
RATION, verb. (transitive) To restrict (an activity etc.)
RATION CARD, noun. A food stamp
RATION STAMP, noun. A food stamp

Dictionary definition

RATION, noun. The food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel); "the rations should be nutritionally balanced".
RATION, noun. A fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity).
RATION, verb. Restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war; "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city".
RATION, verb. Distribute in rations, as in the army; "Cigarettes are rationed".

Wise words

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