the administration of medicine in doses.
the amount of medicine to be given.
Physics. dose.
the process of adding a sugar solution to champagne and other sparkling wines before final corking.

Origin of dosage

First recorded in 1840–50; dose + -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of dosages

  • "Get me some of the stuff and notes on the dosages they administered," he ordered.

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  • The dosages necessary for crude sewage and filter effluents were indicated and also the necessary contact periods.

British Dictionary definitions for dosages



the administration of a drug or agent in prescribed amounts and at prescribed intervals
the optimum therapeutic dose and optimum interval between doses
another name for dose (def. 3), dose (def. 4)
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Word Origin and History for dosages



1867; see dose + -age, perhaps on model of French dosage (1812).

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Medicine definitions for dosages




Administration of a therapeutic agent in prescribed amounts.
Determination of the amount to be so administered.
The amount so administered.
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