Definition of dispenser in English:

dispenser

Line breaks: dis|pen¦ser
Pronunciation: /dɪˈspɛnsə
 
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noun

1A person or thing that dispenses something: his role as protector of the weak and dispenser of justice
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  • Lord Ganesha, the infallible dispenser of justice, is worshipped at all holy places before his elder brother, Kumar Kartikeya.
  • She has always been a meticulous dispenser of justice.
  • And I just want to know, since when did dictionary writers become our moral arbiters, our dispensers of justice?
1.1A person who prepares medicines in a dispensary.
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  • It will be a criminal offence to hold yourself out as a Chinese medical practitioner or a herbal dispenser of Chinese medicines, and a range of other appellations, if in fact one has not been registered by the board.
  • The pharmaceutical dispensers attached to government hospitals in Sri Lanka reported in sick on March 22 and protested in front of the Health Ministry in Colombo.
  • Our organisation has lost less than 2% of donations over 30 years by delivering direct to prescribers and dispensers in six African countries.
1.2 [usually with modifier] An automatic machine or container which is designed to release a specific amount of something: a paper towel dispenser
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  • Is there a market in second hand paper towel dispenser machines?
  • Nothing much happened except that I discovered the automatic paper towel dispenser and proceeded to contort my body into various positions to get the thing to work.
  • And, if you come across a paper towel dispenser with a lever, use your elbow instead of your hands - and don't touch the sinks, door handles or toilets after you've dried.

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