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dol

[dohl]
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noun
  1. a unit for measuring the intensity of pain.
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Compare dolorimetry.

Origin of dol

1945–50; < Latin dol(or) pain

DOL

dol.

  1. Music. dolce.
  2. dollar.
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Examples from the Web for dol

Historical Examples

  • Dol Kenor will correlate power and electricity to and with the fields.

    Spacehounds of IPC

    Edward Elmer Smith

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

    Rambles in Brittany

    Francis Miltoun

  • When one first comes to Dol in Brittany he is in a quandary.

    Rambles in Brittany

    Francis Miltoun

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

    Normandy

    G. E. Mitton

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


British Dictionary definitions for dol

dol

noun
  1. a unit of pain intensity, as measured by dolorimetry
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Word Origin

C20: by shortening, from Latin dolor pain

dol.

abbreviation for
  1. music dolce
  2. plural dols dollar
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Word Origin and History for dol

n.

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

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dol in Medicine

dol

(dōl)
n.
  1. A unit for the measurement of the intensity of pain.
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