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ration
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
verb:  to restrict the amount of something each person can have — such as food or gasoline when there is a shortage, or when more is wanted than is available

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noun:  a fixed portion of something that is given as a person's share — such as goods of which there is a shortage, or food for soldiers in the field
  • He rationed the booze at first, but soon he was getting through quite a pile of it.
    p. 343.1

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