[ mahy-kroh-dohs ]

  1. a very small amount of a drug or medicine; a fraction of what is normally used or prescribed.

verb (used without object)
  1. to take or administer very small amounts of a psychoactive drug: They microdosed together while on a camping trip.To increase his productivity, he microdoses with mushrooms twice a week.

verb (used with object)
  1. to administer a very small amount of a medicine or drug to:Another study microdosed the same rats with psilocin.

  2. to take, administer, or prepare (a medicine or drug) in very small amounts:Two doctors discouraged her from microdosing LSD to relieve her depression. A microdosed formulation of lithium has been developed.

Origin of microdose

First recorded in 1950–55 for the noun; micro- + dose

Words Nearby microdose

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