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ra·tion

 (răsh′ən, rā′shən)
n.
1. A fixed portion, especially an amount of food allotted to persons in military service or to civilians in times of scarcity.
2. rations Food issued or available to members of a group.
tr.v. ra·tioned, ra·tion·ing, ra·tions
1. To supply with rations.
2.
a. To distribute as rations: rationed out flour and sugar.
b. To restrict to limited allotments, as during wartime: ration gasoline. See Synonyms at distribute.

[French, from Latin ratiō, ratiōn-, calculation; see ratio.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rationed - distributed equitably in limited individual portions; "got along as best we could on rationed meat and sugar"
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
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Bread was rationed until 1948, petrol until 1950, and the nation's children had to wait until 1953 until they could enjoy the delights of gob-stoppers and sherbet fountains without restriction.
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Ration cards were distributed which could only be used at allocated shops Sugar, meat, our, butter, margarine and milk were all rationed, and restrictions were only completely lifted by 1921.
Petrol was the first thing to be rationed in Britain back in 1939 and food quickly followed the next year with bacon, meat, butter, tea, sugar and margarine all being placed on the limited list.
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