Expend Ex*pend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expending}.] [L. expendere, expensum, to weigh out, pay out, lay out, lay out; ex out + pendere to weigh. See {Poise}, and cf. {Spend}.] To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations. [1913 Webster]

If my death might make this island happy . . . I would expend it with all willingness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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