expend

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From Latin expendō (I weigh; I pay out).

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expend (third-person singular simple present expends, present participle expending, simple past and past participle expended)

  1. (transitive) to consume, exhaust (some resource)
    • c. 1590, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI Part 2, act 3, sc. 1:
      If my death might make this island happy []
      I would expend it with all willingness.
  2. (transitive, rare, of money) to spend, disburse

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