(intransitive) To dose excessively, to take an overdose.
Be careful not to overdose on those pills.
She overdosed on cocaine.
To dose to excess; to give an overdose, or too many doses, to.
Overdose Sentence Examples
If taken in overdose or in a concentrated form tartaric acid produces severe gastro-enteritis.
Too much vitamin D through toxicity or an overdose can cause the body to experience high levels of blood calcium, which can then be deposited in the heart and lungs, reducing their functioning and endangering an individual's health.
When taken in an overdose paraldehyde kills by producing respiratory failure.
Small doses increase the sensibility of touch, sight and hearing; large doses cause twitching of the muscles and difficulty in swallowing; while in overdose violent convulsions are produced.
In the same year, her husband died from a morphine overdose.