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Non-Monetary UsePlay
The word 'expend' can refer to using non-financial resources, like time or energy. SlidePhysicians expend considerable mental energy during long surgeries.
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'Expend' often implies significant effort or the use of a considerable amount of a resource. SlideMarathon runners expend their stamina over the course of the race.
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Use 'expend' to describe resources used to achieve a specific goal or task. SlideScientists expend many hours of research to make new discoveries.