"They've been dosing her again," pronounced Grandma Padgett severely.
I've just been dosing on sage tea and honey, and it has about broke up my cough.
The white man went down the line, dosing each man with medicine.
They're dosing him somehow with some diabolical Javanese thing, those two.
Mantelish p. 344 brags about a new solvent he's been dosing its roots with.
Have you been dosing yourself pretty regularly with these things?
There was not an hour during the twenty-four in which there was not dosing either to cure the disease or to sustain the system.
And to obtaining this money might be traced the motive for dosing Lady Jenkins.
See him dosing himself with the mendicaments of Northern quacks, and perfuming his handkerchief with Northern cologne.
He was told that she had been dosing herself, and he was shown a packet which had been in her possession.
c.1600, from Middle French dose (15c.), from Late Latin dosis, from Greek dosis "a portion prescribed," literally "a giving," used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from stem of didonai "to give" (see date (n.1)). Slang meaning "venereal disease" is from 1914.
1650s, from dose (n.). Related: Dosed; dosing.
A specified quantity of a therapeutic agent, such as a drug, prescribed to be taken at one time or at stated intervals.
The amount of radiation administered as therapy to a given site.
To give or prescribe something, such as medicine, in specified amounts.
To give someone a dose, as of medicine.
To infect with a venereal disease, esp gonorrhea: What's going to happen is that you'll get dosed (1914+)