Definitions for: Dose

[n] a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
[n] the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
[v] administer a drug to; "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"
[v] treat with an agent; add (an agent) to; "The ray dosed the paint"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dose (d[=o]s), n. [F. dose, Gr. do`sis a giving, a dose,
fr. dido`nai 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 nauseous that one is obliged to take; a
disagreeable portion thrust upon one.

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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dosed; p. pr. & vb. n.
dosing.] [Cf. F. doser. See Dose, n.]
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.

Synonyms: dosage, drug

See Also: anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, booster, booster dose, booster shot, dope, dope up, draft, draught, hit, indefinite quantity, lethal dose, lozenge, medicament, medicate, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, medicine, narcotise, narcotize, o.d., overdose, pill, poison, process, put out, put to sleep, put under, recall dose, tablet, treat

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