"rationing" in the noun sense
the act of rationing
"during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline"
"rationing" in the verb sense
restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
"Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"
2. ration, ration out
distribute in rations, as in the army
"Cigarettes are rationed"
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