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[doh-sij] /ˈdoʊ sɪdʒ/
the administration of medicine in doses.
the amount of medicine to be given.
Physics. dose.
the process of adding a sugar solution to champagne and other sparkling wines before final corking.
Origin of dosage
First recorded in 1840-50; dose + -age Unabridged
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  • “Antichlors” are used as aqueous solutions and the dosage controlled in the same manner as for bleach solutions.

    Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
  • The dosage, mixed in the coffee he had given them earlier, was a light one.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • The dosage purged them so thoroughly that they did not recover until three or four days later.

  • In the practical application of any remedy the dosage is most important.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • The evidence regarding the effect of temperature upon the dosage required is somewhat conflicting.

    Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
  • Regulation of the dosage is simpler and consequently usually more accurate.

    Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
  • This is a rough experiment, in which no account is taken of dosage, and in which the results are only general averages.

    Tobacco and Alcohol John Fiske
  • If I exceeded the dosage prescribed I endangered my life, for these pellets were of a high potency.

    Confessions of a Neurasthenic William Taylor Marrs
  • A portion of the hypochlorite was almost invariably carried into the basin and increased the dosage.

    Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
British Dictionary definitions for dosage


the administration of a drug or agent in prescribed amounts and at prescribed intervals
the optimum therapeutic dose and optimum interval between doses
another name for dose (sense 3), dose (sense 4)
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Word Origin and History for dosage

1867; see dose + -age, perhaps on model of French dosage (1812).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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dosage in Medicine

dosage dos·age (dō'sĭj)

  1. Administration of a therapeutic agent in prescribed amounts.

  2. Determination of the amount to be so administered.

  3. The amount so administered.

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