- a unit for measuring the intensity of pain.
Origin of dol
1945–50; < Latin dol(or) pain
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Examples from the Web for dol
Dol Kenor will correlate power and electricity to and with the fields.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
When one first comes to Dol in Brittany he is in a quandary.
There is also an old tower dating from 1016, built by Gingoneus, a bishop of Dol.
The towns of Dol and Rennes are next passed, and Dinan is besieged.Normandy
G. E. Mitton
Then comes a humble voice from the dark: Gif me dol an half.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2
Ida May Hill Starr
- a unit of pain intensity, as measured by dolorimetry
C20: by shortening, from Latin dolor pain
- music dolce
- plural dols dollar
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Word Origin and History for dol
unit of intensity of pain, 1947, from Latin dolor "pain."
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- A unit for the measurement of the intensity of pain.
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