dose
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dəʊs/
  • (America) IPA: /doʊs/
Noun

dose (plural doses)

  1. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
  2. The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.
  3. (figurative, dated) Anything disagreeable that must be taken.
  4. A venereal infection.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 382:
      It would be very expensive to cure a dose here, as well as unbelievably painful.
Related terms Translations Translations Verb

dose (doses, present participle dosing; past and past participle dosed)

  1. (transitive) To administer a dose to.
  2. To prescribe a dose.
Translations Translations Noun

dose (plural doses)

  1. Archaic form of doze#English|doze.
    • 1839, Benjamin Abbott, Experience and Gospel Labors of the Rev. Benjamin Abbott
      Just at the dawning of the day, I fell into a dose more like sleep than any I had during the whole night, in which I dreamed that I saw a river as clear as crystal […]
Verb

dose (doses, present participle dosing; past and past participle dosed)

  1. Archaic form of doze#English|doze.



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