Expend

Definition of Expend

Ex`pend´
v. t.1.To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
[imp. & p. p. Expended; p. pr. & vb. n. Expending.]
If my death might make this island happy . . .
I would expend it with all willingness.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To be laid out, used, or consumed.
2.To pay out or disburse money.
They go elsewhere to enjoy and to expend.
- Macaulay

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