dis·burse / disˈbərs/ • v. [tr.] (often be disbursed) pay out (money from a fund): $67 million of the pledged aid had already been disbursed.DERIVATIVES: dis·bur·sal / -səl/ n.dis·burse·ment n.dis·burs·er n.
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