Dose

Definition of Dose

Pronunciation: dōs
n.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 unpleasant that one is obliged to take; a disagreeable portion thrust upon one; also used figuratively, as to give someone a dose of his own medicine, i. e. to retaliate in kind.
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.
4.a quantity of radiation which an object absorbs, or to which it is exposed.
v. t.1.To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.
[imp. & p. p. Dosed ; p. pr. & vb. n. dosing.]
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.

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