Dose meaning

dōs
The definition of a dose is an exact amount of a treatment, medication, punishment or other uncomfortable experience.

An example of a dose is the amount of ibuprofen given to someone with a headache.

An example of a dose is someone driving under the influence spending a night in prison.

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Dose is defined as to give an exact amount of something to someone.

An example of dose is a nurse giving morphine to a patient.

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An amount, especially of something unpleasant, to which one is subjected.

A dose of hard luck.

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A venereal infection.
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To give (someone) a dose, as of medicine.
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To give or prescribe (medicine) in specified amounts.
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Exact amount of a medicine or extent of some other treatment to be given or taken at one time or at stated intervals.
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Amount of a punishment or other unpleasant experience undergone at one time.
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The amount of radiation delivered to a particular area or to a given part of the body.
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A venereal infection, esp. gonorrhea.
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To give a dose or doses to.
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To give (medicine, etc.) in doses.
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To take a dose or doses of medicine.
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An ingredient added, especially to wine, to impart flavor or strength.
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A venereal infection.
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To give someone a dose, as of medicine.
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To give or prescribe medicine in specified amounts.
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A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
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The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.
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A venereal infection.
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To administer a dose.
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To prescribe a dose.
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Origin of dose

  • 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
  • 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