- 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
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Contemporary Examples of dose
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
Only one dose of an experimental serum was available, and Brantly insisted that it go to his colleague, Nancy Writebol.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero
August 3, 2014
Historical Examples of dose
A dose of marchlor in a glass of wine had done what fifty men could not have accomplished by main strength.The Martian Cabal
Roman Frederick Starzl
One of the traders becoming tired of the continued application of an Indian for more grog, gave him a dose of laudanum.The Great Company
One dose of a man who's got as little gumption as he, is all we can stand.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him
Paul Leicester Ford
He will make the dose more palateable by soothing their wounded pride.The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume I (of II)
Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
As the sun is wanted to glorify the right features of a landscape, this girl thirsted for a dose of golden flattery.Rhoda Fleming, Complete
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.