1. rationing, allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation

usage: the act of rationing; "during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline"


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"

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