- Also called absorbed dose.the quantity of ionizing radiation absorbed by a unit mass of matter, especially living tissue: measured in gray or rad.
- exposure dose.
verb (used with object), dosed, dos·ing.
verb (used without object), dosed, dos·ing.
Origin of dose
Related Words for doseshot, measurement, application, lot, measure, prescription, quantity, dosage, potion, hit, fix, share, dram, nip, slug, fill, draught, spoonful
Examples from the Web for dose
Contemporary Examples of dose
If laughter is the best medicine, The Comeback made you feel enough pain to need a dose—and then it delivered in spades.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards
December 29, 2014
Stop Making Sense is the only current movie that's a dose of happiness from beginning to end.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession
November 22, 2014
The “gold standard” dose is 30 minutes of 10,000 lux light, one hour of 5,000 lux light or two hours of 2,500 lux light.Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder With This New Tracker
November 7, 2014
On Wednesday, anchor Shepard Smith gave Fox News viewers a dose of rationality.Breakdancing Brad Pitt, Chainsaw Massacre Prank, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
October 19, 2014
The story gets out that Obama skipped his usual afternoon dose of caffeine heading toward the U.N. meeting.Obama, the Coffee Salute, and the Dementia on the Right
September 25, 2014
Historical Examples of dose
This cop that found me in a hallway, he says I must have been give a dose of Peter.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
It is not strange that when we have swallowed the dose it does little to effect a cure.The Conquest of Fear
We are to be cured by an excess of the dose that has poisoned us.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
Let us by all means give them instead a dose of positive philosophy.The Roof of France
She could not tell the exact time, because, in spite of her efforts, she had ended by falling into a dose.L'Assommoir
Word Origin for dose
c.1600, from Middle French dose (15c.), from Late Latin dosis, from Greek dosis "a portion prescribed," literally "a giving," used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from stem of didonai "to give" (see date (n.1)). Slang meaning "venereal disease" is from 1914.
1650s, from dose (n.). Related: Dosed; dosing.