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RATION





Definition:

  1. [noun] the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel); "the rations should be nutritionally balanced"

  2. [noun] a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)

  3. [verb] restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war; "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"

  4. [verb] distribute in rations, as in the army; "Cigarettes are rationed"
    Synonyms: out

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