noun, verb, o·ver·dosed, o·ver·dos·ing.
- overdraft checking account,
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Those suffering from addiction in the streets risk disease, overdose, and death.World Leaders' Proposal for Winning the War on Drugs: Legalize It!|Abby Haglage|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From 1999-2008, the U.S. saw a 300 percent increase in overdose death from painkillers, with close to 15,000 deaths in 2008 alone.
The CDC estimates that 46 Americans die each day from overdose on opioids.
Florida, which began a pill mill crackdown in 2010, saw a 50 percent decrease in overdose deaths from oxycodone in 2012.
“Overdose rates are higher where these drugs are prescribed more frequently,” says Frieden.
Robert died of an overdose of chloroform at ten this morning.When Patty Went to College|Jean Webster
Many accidental suicides stem from an overdose of sleeping pills.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers
An overdose of "cold step" may, indeed, partially account for the bronchitis which riddles the ranks of the children of the poor.Highways and Byways in London|Mrs. E. T. Cook.
I am not quite sure, but it looks to me like an overdose of French headache powders.The Putnam Hall Champions|Arthur M. Winfield
He was found one night dead upon a doorstep, poisoned with an overdose of his drug!The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. I. (of II)|Blanchard Jerrold