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Dorothea Dix U.S. social activist, reformer, and Union army Superintendent of Women Nurses, who worked to improve prison conditions and to provide asylums for the mentally ill (b.1802--d.1887).
dorsal of, upon, near, or related to the back, as an organ or part of an animal. (Cf. ventral.) [2 definitions]
dory1 a small, narrow, flat-bottomed boat that has high flaring sides and a sharply pointed prow.
dory2 either of two fishes of the Atlantic that have narrow, flattened bodies and spiny fins.
dos--dos do-si-do.
dosage the administration or taking of doses, esp. of medicine. [2 definitions]
do's and don'ts actions or customs, collectively correct or appropriate and wrong or inappropriate, respectively.
dose a specified amount, esp. of medicine, administered or prescribed to be taken at one time or at certain intervals. [6 definitions]
do-si-do a movement in square dancing in which two dancers approach each other, pass around each other back to back, and return to their original positions. [4 definitions]
dosimeter a portable instrument that measures amounts of radiation, such as gamma rays or x-rays, to which a person has been exposed.
dossier a set of papers or documents that provide detailed information on a particular person or subject.
dot a little mark or spot; speck. [9 definitions]
dotage weakness of mind or foolishness, esp. when accompanying old age; senility. [2 definitions]
dotard one who has become feeble-minded, esp. in old age.
dote to have or exhibit excessive fondness or affection, esp. for a person (usu. fol. by on or upon). [2 definitions]
do the honors to function as a host; serve.
do the laundry to wash your clothes or other things that are dirty.
do the trick to accomplish a result that one wants.
doting extremely or excessively affectionate. [2 definitions]
dot matrix a system of forming characters and graphics, as on computer screens or printers, by patterns of closely spaced dots.
dotted swiss a crisp cotton fabric with woven or embroidered dots, used for blouses and curtains.