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 for Dispensed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dispense \Dis*pense"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispensed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Dispensing.] [F. dispenser, L. dispensare, intens.
     of dispendere. See Dispend.]
     1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the
        steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature
        dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines.
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              He is delighted to dispense a share of it to all the
              company.                              --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     2. To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to
        execute; to manage; to direct.
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              While you dispense the laws, and guide the state.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To pay for; to atone for. [Obs.]
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              His sin was dispensed
              With gold, whereof it was compensed.  --Gower.
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     4. To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; -- with from.
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              It was resolved that all members of the House who
              held commissions, should be dispensed from
              parliamentary attendance.             --Macaulay.
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              He appeared to think himself born to be supported by
              others, and dispensed from all necessity of
              providing for himself.                --Johnson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dispensed \dispensed\ adj.
     distributed or weighed out in carefully determined portions;
     as, medicines dispensed to the sick.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  distributed \distributed\ adj.
     1. spread from a central location to multiple points or
        recipients. Opposite of concentrated. [Narrower terms:
        apportioned, dealt out, doled out, meted out, parceled
        out; diffuse, diffused; dispensed; dispersed,
        spread; divided, divided up, shared, shared out on the
        basis of a plan or purpose); encyclical; rationed;
        scattered, widespread; sparse, thin; unfocused,
        unfocussed] Also See: distributive.
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     2. spread among a variety of securities; -- of investments.
  
     Syn: diversified.
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                Distributing to the necessity of saints. --Rom.
                                                    xii. 13.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dispensed
      adj 1: distributed or weighted out in carefully determined
             portions; "medicines dispensed to the sick"

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