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dose

dose

 
pronunciation:
dos
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a specified amount, esp. of medicine, administered or prescribed to be taken at one time or at certain intervals.
A standard dose of this medication is one hundred milligrams.You need to take one dose of this medicine three times a day.
synonyms:
draft
similar words:
dole, measure, portion, slug, swig
definition 2: an amount of something unpleasant that must be taken or endured.
We certainly received a dose of bad luck that night.
synonyms:
quota, share
similar words:
measure, portion, ration, spell
definition 3: the amount of radiation or other toxic entity administered to or absorbed by a living organism.
similar words:
amount, measure, quantity, quota
definition 4: (slang) a venereal infection, esp. gonorrhea.
synonyms:
gonorrhea
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dosed, doses, dosing
definition: to administer a prescribed amount, esp. of medicine, to (someone); give a dose to.
The nurses dosed each of the patients with the antitoxin.
similar words:
administer, allocate, allot, apportion, dispense, dole out, medicate, mete out, parcel out
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take medicine, esp. in a specified amount (sometimes fol. by up).
She dosed up on cough syrup and went to bed.
similar words:
nip, swallow, swell, swig, take
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