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dose

[ dohs ]
/ doʊs /
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noun

verb (used with object), dosed, dos·ing.

verb (used without object), dosed, dos·ing.

to take a dose of medicine.

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RELATED WORDS

shot, measurement, application, lot, measure, prescription, quantity, dosage, potion, hit, fix, share, dram, nip, slug, fill, draught, spoonful

Nearby words

dos passos, dos passos, john, dos passos, john roderigo, dos-à-dos, dosage, dose, dose equivalent, dose of one's own medicine, dose-response curve, dosh, dosimeter

Origin of dose

1590–1600; earlier dos < Late Latin dosis < Greek dósis a giving
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British Dictionary definitions for dose

dose

/ (dəʊs) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formsdoser, noun

Word Origin for dose

C15: from French, from Late Latin dosis, from Greek: a giving, from didonai to give
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

Medicine definitions for dose

dose

[ dōs ]

n.

A specified quantity of a therapeutic agent, such as a drug, prescribed to be taken at one time or at stated intervals.
The amount of radiation administered as therapy to a given site.

v.

To give or prescribe something, such as medicine, in specified amounts.
To give someone a dose, as of medicine.
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