• IPA: /ɪkˈspɛnd/, /ɛkˈspɛnd/

expend (expends, present participle expending; past and past participle expended)

  1. (transitive) to consume, exhaust (some resource)
    • circa 1590 William Shakespeare, King Henry VI Part 2, act 3, scene 1:
      If my death might make this island happy […]
      I would expend it with all willingness.
  2. (transitive, rare, of money) to spend, disburse
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