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overdose

[ noun oh-ver-dohs; verb oh-ver-dohs, oh-ver-dohs ]
/ noun ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs; verb ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs, ˌoʊ vərˈdoʊs /
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noun, verb, o·ver·dosed, o·ver·dos·ing.
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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 forms of overdose

overdosage, noun
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Medical definitions for overdose

overdose
[ ōvər-dōs′ ]

n.
An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.
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