[noun oh-ver-dohs; verb oh-ver-dohs, oh-ver-dohs]
Origin of overdose
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Examples from the Web for overdosed
The journey ends with Cooke discovering Joplin in her hotel room after she has overdosed on heroin.Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues
November 8, 2014
TT: Do you ever think why Edgar did it [he overdosed on prescription drugs]?Joan Rivers: Our Last Interview
September 4, 2014
Others claimed that customers were “doctor shopping” and expressed concern that some of them had “overdosed and died.”Is FedEx America’s No. 1 Drug Dealer?
July 29, 2014
They believe this was likely in preparation for purchasing heroin, on which he overdosed later that night.NYPD: We Have Hoffman’s Diary
February 5, 2014
Only when you consider that no one has ever overdosed on bong hits.This Week’s Hot Reads: June 24, 2013
Cameron Martin, Jessica Ferri
June 24, 2013
The girl has been overdosed with sentimentality and doleful strains.
I would take drugs until I overdosed, and fell further and further in school and work and relationships with others.What Works: Schools Without Drugs
United States Department of Education
- (esp of drugs) an excessive dose
- to take an excessive dose or give an excessive dose to
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Word Origin and History for overdosed
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.
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