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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that dispenses or gives out, especially a machine or container that allows the contents to be removed and used in convenient or prescribed amounts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An object used to dispense other items.
  • n. A person who makes up prescriptions, a pharmacist, an optician

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, dispenses; a distributer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A manager; a steward.
  • n. One who dispenses or distributes; one who administers: as, a dispenser of medicines; a dispenser of gifts or of favors; a dispenser of justice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who dispenses
  • n. a container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts

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