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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Stinting.]
 1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.
    I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds.   --Woodward.
    She stints them in their meals.   --Law.
 2. To put an end to; to stop. [Obs.]
 3. To assign a certain (i. e., limited) task to (a person), upon the performance of which one is excused from further labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent.
 4. To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.
    The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work.   --J. H. Walsh.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical
            shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a
            sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their
            use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts";
            "thrifty because they remember the great Depression";
            "`scotch' is used only informally" [syn: economical,
            frugal, scotch, sparing]