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Synonyms for ration

Synonyms for ration

Synonyms for ration

the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)

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a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)

restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war

distribute in rations, as in the army

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Throughout the Second World War food had been rationed in Britain.
Under house arrest for the best part of two decades, the country's brutal dictators effectively ration everything in her life.
The 'bully beef' associated with rations through the First World War to the Falklands has been replaced by curries, pasta and veggie meals.
She said Operational Ration Packs (ORPs) were designed to give soldiers a balanced diet until they could be provided with fresh rations and added: "We say that we will provide fresh rations within our operational capability.
Samuel Hinkle, Hershey's chief chemist at the time and a future company president, said Logan asked Hershey to develop "a kind of survival ration." The resulting chocolate bar, with greater nutritional value and a higher melting point than usual, was the beginning of what came to be called a D Ration.
While ration evaluation involves examining existing rations for balance, ration formulation involves building balanced rations from available feedstuffs.
All properly balanced rations must contain protein, carbohydrates and fat, and no amount of carbohydrates or fat can take the place of protein in the body.
At present, mobile troops, who may not have much time to eat, take out only certain food components from the MRE rations. "They leave up to 50 percent of the unused portion behind, only to be thrown away," Darsch noted.
Books were marked by the shop assistant before you were sent on your way, complete with the week's rations.
In areas where there is little tradition for sending girls to school, the rations have also motivated families to take an interest in their daughters' schooling.
Private imports of alcohol to Sweden are expected to increase after it was revealed that passengers on ferries travelling from Finland to Sweden via the Aland Islands can import two rations of alcoholic drinks.
Another 50,000 families received rations from the Alamgir Welfare Trust, Joint Secretary Shakil Dehlvi said.
As a matter of fact, animal feed experts have told me because birds eat to satisfy their energy requirements, "high energy rations" at times give better results."Besides the energy and protein requirements of poultry feed rations, there are other equally important nutrients and parameters necessary to translate the science of feed formulation into the art of feeding chickens," I told the farmers who attended training on my farm recently.
Experimental rations were composed of concentrate and clover hay in a 60:40 concentrate: roughage ratio.