[ dohs ]
/ doʊs /


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

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

to take a dose of medicine.

Origin of dose

1590–1600; earlier dos < Late Latin dosis < Greek dósis a giving

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British Dictionary definitions for dosing

/ (dəʊs) /


verb (tr)

Derived forms of dose

doser, noun

Word Origin for dose

C15: from French, from Late Latin dosis, from Greek: a giving, from didonai to give
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Medicine definitions for dosing

[ dōs ]


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.


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