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ex·pend

 (ĭk-spĕnd′)
tr.v. ex·pend·ed, ex·pend·ing, ex·pends
1. To lay out; spend: expending tax revenues on education. See Synonyms at spend.
2. To use up; consume: "Every effort seemed to expend her spirit's force" (George Meredith).

[Middle English expenden, from Latin expendere, to pay out : ex-, ex- + pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.expending - the act of spending money for goods or servicesexpending - the act of spending money for goods or services
outlay, spending, disbursal, disbursement - the act of spending or disbursing money
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Van Baerle began by expending his yearly revenue in laying the groundwork of his collection, after which he broke in upon his new guilders to bring it to perfection.
At the time when Cornelius van Baerle began to devote himself to tulip-growing, expending on this hobby his yearly revenue and the guilders of his father, there was at Dort, living next door to him, a citizen of the name of Isaac Boxtel who from the age when he was able to think for himself had indulged the same fancy, and who was in ecstasies at the mere mention of the word "tulban," which
And thus the people triumphed, after this long contest for the privilege of expending their own money as they saw fit.
So, for want of better, I talked to myself; I declaimed in the copper box which covered my head, thereby expending more air in vain words than was perhaps wise.
The problem is not how to guide the balloon, but how to take it up and down without expending the gas which is its strength, its life-blood, its soul, if I may use the expression.
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Upon earning the 51% interest, AEM can then elect to earn an additional 19% by expending a further C4 million within three years of completion of the initial earn-in phase.
And between expending all that energy and doing in And between expending all that energy and doing in her ankle, Jessie's worked up quite a Christmas appetite.
Expending an extra 200 calories per day (a walk of about two miles) five days a week, coupled with a reduction of 100 calories (one light beer, half a chocolate bar or one big slice of bread) daily for a year can result in a 30-pound weight loss and reduce the risk of death from heart disease by 25 percent.