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  1. por·tion
    IPA[ˈpôrSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. divide (something) into parts; share out:

      every month you send the agency a single payment that is portioned out to each of your creditors until your debts are paid off
    • 2. serve (food) in an amount suitable for one person:

      they portioned the meat perfectly eating meals that are portioned out properly will help you avoid binge eating earthy, fresh, and generously portioned food portioned, prepackaged meals that are ready to cook out of the box
    • 3. separate (a part of something) from the whole:

      one end of the barn was portioned off for poultry
    • 4. give a dowry to (a bride):

      my parents will portion me most handsomely
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: portion, plural noun: portions

    • v.: verb: portion, 3rd person present: portions, gerund or present participle: portioning, past tense: portioned, past participle: portioned

    • noun

      a part of a whole:

      a part of something divided between two or more people; a share:

    • verb

      divide (something) into parts; share out:

      serve (food) in an amount suitable for one person:

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