overdose

[noun oh-ver-dohs; verb oh-ver-dohs, oh-ver-dohs]
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Origin of overdose

First recorded in 1680–90; over- + dose
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overdose

noun (ˈəʊvəˌdəʊs)
  1. (esp of drugs) an excessive dose
verb (ˌəʊvəˈdəʊs)
  1. to take an excessive dose or give an excessive dose to
Derived Formsoverdosage, noun
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Word Origin and History for overdosed

overdose

n.

1700, "an excessive dose," from over- + dose (n.).

overdose

v.

1727, "to administer medicine in too large a dose" (transitive); from 1968 as "to take an overdose of drugs;" see over- + dose (v.). Related: Overdosed; overdosing.

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overdosed in Medicine

overdose

vər-dōs′]
n.
  1. An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.
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