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WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin expendere "pay out, weigh out money," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pendere "to pay, weigh" (see pendant). Related: Expended; expending.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.