Pronunciation: (dis-bûrs'), [key]
—v.t., -bursed, -burs•ing.
1. to pay out (money), esp. for expenses; expend.
2. to distribute or scatter: Our troops were disbursed over a wide area. She disbursed the flowers to the children.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.