1. ration, limit, circumscribe, confine

usage: restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war; "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"

2. ration, ration out, allocate, apportion

usage: distribute in rations, as in the army; "Cigarettes are rationed"


1. rationed, distributed (vs. concentrated)

usage: distributed equitably in limited individual portions; "got along as best we could on rationed meat and sugar"

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