od

[od, ohd]
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noun

a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.

Also odyl, odyle.

Origin of od

First recorded in 1840–50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist

odyl

or od·yle

[od-il, oh-dil]

noun

Origin of odyl

1840–50; od + -yl < Greek hȳ́lē matter; see -yl
Related formso·dyl·ic [oh-dil-ik] /oʊˈdɪl ɪk/, adjectiveod·yl·ism, nounod·yl·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for odyle

Od

'Od or Odd

noun

euphemistic (used in mild oaths) an archaic word for God

OD

1

noun

an overdose of a drug

verb OD's, OD'ing or OD'd

(intr) to take an overdose of a drug

Word Origin for OD

C20: from o (ver) d (ose)

OD

2

abbreviation for

Officer of the Day
Old Dutch
ordnance datum
outside diameter
Also: o.d. military olive drab
Also: O/D banking
  1. on demand
  2. overdraft
  3. overdrawn

odyl

odyle

noun

other words for od

od

odyl or odyle (ˈɒdɪl)

noun

archaic a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism
Derived Formsodic, adjective

Word Origin for od

C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist
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Medicine definitions for odyle

OD

abbr.

Doctor of Optometry
oculus dexter (right eye)
overdose
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