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od

[od, ohd] /ɒd, oʊd/
noun
1.
a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.
Also, odyl, odyle.
Origin of od
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788-1869), German scientist

OD

[oh-dee] /ˈoʊˈdi/
noun, plural ODs or OD's.
1.
an overdose of a drug, especially a fatal one.
2.
a person who has taken an overdose of a drug, especially one who has become seriously ill or has died from such an overdose.
verb (used without object), OD'd or ODed or OD'ed, OD'ing or ODing.
3.
to take an overdose of a drug.
4.
to die from an an overdose of a drug.
5.
to have or experience an excessive amount or degree of something.
Origin
First recorded in 1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for ods

Od

/ɒd/
noun
1.
(euphemistic) (used in mild oaths) an archaic word for God

OD1

/ˌəʊˈdiː/
noun
1.
an overdose of a drug
verb OD's, OD'ing, OD'd
2.
(intransitive) to take an overdose of a drug
Word Origin
C20: from o(ver)d(ose)

OD2

abbreviation
1.
Officer of the Day
2.
Old Dutch
3.
ordnance datum
4.
outside diameter
5.
(military) Also o.d.. olive drab
6.
(banking) Also O/D
  1. on demand
  2. overdraft
  3. overdrawn

od

/ɒd; əʊd/
noun
1.
(archaic) a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism
Derived Forms
odic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist
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ods in Medicine

OD or O.D.
abbr.

  1. Doctor of Optometry

  2. Latin oculus dexter (right eye)

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Slang definitions & phrases for ods

OD 1

noun

Olive drab; olive drab cloth (1921+ Army)

OD 2

noun

An overdose of narcotics: I guess he'd taken a light OD

verb

  1. : met Jesus one day when I was ODing on speed in my room
  2. To overindulge in or on anything: Viewers may have OD'd on athletics and turned to reruns (1960s+ Narcotics & medical)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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