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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.]

rationing

(ˈræʃənɪŋ)
n
(Social Welfare) the process of restricting consumption of certain commodities
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rationing - the act of rationingrationing - the act of rationing; "during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline"
apportioning, apportionment, parceling, parcelling, assignation, allocation, allotment - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"

rationing

noun restriction, control, regulation, limitation The municipal authorities here are preparing for food rationing.
Translations

rationing

[ˈræʃnɪŋ] Nracionamiento m

rationing

[ˈræʃənɪŋ] nrationnement mrat pack n (British)journalistes mpl de la presse à sensationrat poison nmort-aux-rats f invrat race nfoire f d'empoigne

rationing

n (of goods, food)Rationierung f; (by state, government also) → Bewirtschaftung f

rationing

[ˈræʃnɪŋ] nrazionamento
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