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Webster 1913 Edition


Dose

Dose

(dōs)
,
Noun.
[F.
dose
, Gr.
δόσισ
a giving, a dose, fr.
διδόναι
to give; akin to L.
dare
to give. See
Date
point of time.]
1.
The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time.
2.
A sufficient quantity; a portion; as much as one can take, or as falls to one to receive.
3.
Anything unpleasant that one is obliged to take; a disagreeable portion thrust upon one; also used figuratively,
as to give someone a
dose
of his own medicine, i. e. to retaliate in kind
.
I am for curing the world by gentle alteratives, not by violent
doses
.
W. Irving.
I dare undertake that as fulsome a
dose
as you give him, he shall readily take it down.
South.

Dose

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Dosed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
dosing
.]
[Cf. F.
doser
. See
Dose
,
Noun.
]
1.
To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.
2.
To give doses to; to medicine or physic to; to give potions to, constantly and without need.
A self-opinioned physician, worse than his distemper, who shall
dose
, and bleed, and kill him, “secundum artem.”
South
3.
To give anything nauseous to.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dose

DOSE

,
Noun.
[Gr., that which is give; to give.]
1.
The quantity of medicine give or prescribed to be taken at one time.
2.
Any thing given to be swallowed; any thing nauseous, that one is obliged to take.
3.
A quantity; a portion.
4.
As much as a man can swallow.

DOSE

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To proportion a medicine properly to the patient or disease; to form into suitable doses.
2.
To give in doses; to give medicine or physic.
3.
To give any thing nauseous.

Definition 2022


Dose

Dose

See also: dose, dosé, dôse, dōse, dosë, and döse

German

Noun

Dose f (genitive Dose, plural Dosen, diminutive Döschen n or Döslein n)

  1. box (container made from metal or plastic, less often wood)
  2. tin; can (air-tight container for food)
  3. (informal, most often diminutive) ****; ****

Declension

Synonyms

  • (air-tight metal container): Büchse

Derived terms

dose

dose

See also: Dose, dosé, dôse, dōse, dosë, and döse

English

Noun

dose (plural doses)

  1. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
  2. The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.
    • 2014 April 21, Subtle effects”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8884:
      Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese [] began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated. The poisoning was irreversible, and soon ended in psychosis and death. Nowadays workers are exposed to far lower doses and manganism is rare.
  3. A venereal infection.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 382:
      It would be very expensive to cure a dose here, as well as unbelievably painful.

Translations

Verb

dose (third-person singular simple present doses, present participle dosing, simple past and past participle dosed)

  1. to administer a dose
  2. to prescribe a dose

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Anagrams


Afrikaans

Noun

dose

  1. plural of doos

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɔz/

Noun

dose f (plural doses)

  1. proportion
  2. dose

Verb

dose

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of doser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of doser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of doser
  5. second-person singular imperative of doser

Italian

Noun

dose f (plural dosi)

  1. dose
  2. quantity, amount, measure
  3. deal (great-good) (gran dose-buona dose)

Derived terms

Anagrams


Portuguese

Noun

dose f (plural doses)

  1. dose (measured portion of medicine)
  2. (Portugal) portion (of a meal / food)
    Uma meia dose de sardinhas assadas.
    Half a portion of grilled sardines.
  3. (informal) fix (a single dose of an addictive drug)

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