scant-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: spare in quality or quantity

Our leisure time is scanted by this demanding job.
Scant must be your takings.
We had to scant the older children in order to nourish the newborn.
In the perilous computer market, competition is fierce and profits scant.
These three writers scanted the middle ground of human intercourse.
Reforms generally scant the difference between exchange-rate arrangements.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: scant.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3