overdose

[ noun oh-ver-dohs; verb oh-ver-dohs, oh-ver-dohs ]
/ noun ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs; verb ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs, ˌoʊ vərˈdoʊs /

noun, verb, o·ver·dosed, o·ver·dos·ing.


Nearby words

  1. overdo,
  2. overdog,
  3. overdominance,
  4. overdone,
  5. overdoor,
  6. overdraft,
  7. overdraft checking account,
  8. overdrafting,
  9. overdraught,
  10. overdraw

Origin of overdose

First recorded in 1680–90; over- + dose

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British Dictionary definitions for overdose

overdose

noun (ˈəʊvəˌdəʊs)

(esp of drugs) an excessive dose

verb (ˌəʊvəˈdəʊs)

to take an excessive dose or give an excessive dose to
Derived Formsoverdosage, noun

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Word Origin and History for overdose
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Medicine definitions for overdose

overdose

[ ōvər-dōs′ ]

n.

An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.

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