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- A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.
- Husband nature's riches from expense. - Shakespeare, Sonnet XCIV
- That which is expended, laid out, or consumed; cost; outlay; charge; -- sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls; as, the expenses of war; an expense of time.
- Courting popularity at his party's expense. - Brougham?
- (obsolete) Loss. - Shakespeare
- And moan the expense of many a vanished sight. - Edmund Spenser
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Third person singular
- (transitive) To charge a cost against an expense account; to bill something to the company for which one works.
- It should be acceptable to expense a business lunch with a client.
- expense magazine, (Military): a small magazine containing ammunition for immediate use. - H. L. Scott
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