Dose Definition

dōs
dosed, doses, dosing
noun
doses
Exact amount of a medicine or extent of some other treatment to be given or taken at one time or at stated intervals.
Webster's New World
The amount of radiation delivered to a particular area or to a given part of the body.
Webster's New World
An ingredient added, especially to wine, to impart flavor or strength.
American Heritage
Amount of a punishment or other unpleasant experience undergone at one time.
Webster's New World
A venereal infection, esp. gonorrhea.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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verb
dosed, doses, dosing
To take a dose or doses of medicine.
Webster's New World
To give a dose or doses to.
Webster's New World
To give (medicine, etc.) in doses.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Dose

Noun

Singular:
dose
Plural:
doses

Origin of Dose

  • From Middle French dose, from Medieval Latin dosis, from Ancient Greek δόσις (dosis, “a portion prescribed”, literally “a giving”), used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from δίδωμι (didōmi, “to give”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Late Latin dosis from Greek something given from didonai to give dō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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