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rationing (n.)

"restriction to limited allotments," 1865, verbal noun from ration (v.). Specifically of restrictions during wartime from 1917, in reference to conditions in England during the late stages of World War I.

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Definitions of rationing from WordNet

rationing (n.)
the act of rationing;
during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline
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