a unit for measuring the intensity of pain.

Compare dolorimetry.

Origin of dol

1945–50; < Latin dol(or) pain


dol. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dol

Historical Examples of 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.

    Rambles in Brittany

    Francis Miltoun

  • There is also an old tower dating from 1016, built by Gingoneus, a bishop of Dol.

    Rambles in Brittany

    Francis Miltoun

  • The towns of Dol and Rennes are next passed, and Dinan is besieged.


    G. E. Mitton

  • Then comes a humble voice from the dark: Gif me dol an half.

British Dictionary definitions for dol



a unit of pain intensity, as measured by dolorimetry

Word Origin for dol

C20: by shortening, from Latin dolor pain


abbreviation for

music dolce
plural dols dollar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for dol

unit of intensity of pain, 1947, from Latin dolor "pain."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

dol in Medicine




A unit for the measurement of the intensity of pain.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.