1. To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely. "He spends as a person who knows that he must come to a reckoning." (South)

2. To waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it. "The sound spendeth and is dissipated in the open air." (Bacon)

3. To be diffused; to spread. "The vines that they use for wine are so often cut, that their sap spendeth into the grapes." (Bacon)

4. <chemical>

To break ground; to continue working.

(01 Mar 1998)

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