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

  Ration \Ra"tion\ (r[=a]"sh[u^]n or r[a^]sh"[u^]n), n. [F., fr.
     L. ratio a reckoning, calculation, relation, reference, LL.
     ratio ration. See Ratio.]
     1. A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a
        soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his
        subsistence.
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     Note: Officers have several rations, the number varying
           according to their rank or the number of their
           attendants.
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     2. Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an
        allowance; an allotment.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ration \Ra"tion\, v. t.
     To supply with rations, as a regiment.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ration
      n 1: the food allowance for one day (especially for service
           personnel); "the rations should be nutritionally balanced"
      2: a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of
         scarcity)
      v 1: restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity,
           as during war; "Bread was rationed during the siege of the
           city"
      2: distribute in rations, as in the army; "Cigarettes are
         rationed" [syn: ration, ration out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "ration":
     administer, allocate, allot, allotment, allowance, amount,
     apportion, apportionment, assign, assignment, batch, big end,
     bigger half, bit, bite, budget, bunch, chunk, clutch, comestibles,
     commission, commons, consignment, contingent, control, count, cut,
     deal, deal out, destiny, disburse, dispense, disperse, dispose,
     distribute, distribution, divide, dividend, division, divvy, dole,
     dole out, dose, eatables, edibles, end, equal share, fate, food,
     give out, gob, group, half, halver, hand out, heap, helping, hunk,
     interest, issue, large amount, limit, lot, measure, measure out,
     meed, mess, mete, mete out, modicum, moiety, number, pack, parcel,
     parcel out, part, pass around, pay out, percentage, piece, portion,
     portion out, proportion, prorate, provender, provision, provisions,
     quantity, quantum, quota, rake-off, rations, restrict, schedule,
     segment, share, shift, slice, small amount, small share, spoon out,
     stake, stock, sum, supplies, viands, victuals
  
  

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