- 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 dosingtreatment, prescribe, administer, cure, operate, dress, heal, desensitize, sedate, anesthetize, restore, repair, relieve, rehabilitate, mend, remedy, redress, treat, alleviate, rectify
Examples from the Web for dosing
Historical Examples of dosing
I've just been dosing on sage tea and honey, and it has about broke up my cough.A Little Girl in Old Boston
Amanda Millie Douglas
Mantelish p. 344 brags about a new solvent he's been dosing its roots with.Legacy
James H Schmitz
They're dosing him somehow with some diabolical Javanese thing, those two.Cleek, the Master Detective
Thomas W. Hanshew
Have you been dosing yourself pretty regularly with these things?Cum Grano Salis
Gordon Randall Garrett
And to obtaining this money might be traced the motive for dosing Lady Jenkins.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
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.