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4 definitions found
 for dose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dose \Dose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dosed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     dosing.] [Cf. F. doser. See Dose, n.]
     1. To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the
        patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.
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     2. To give doses to; to medicine or physic to; to give
        potions to, constantly and without need.
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              A self-opinioned physician, worse than his
              distemper, who shall dose, and bleed, and kill him,
              "secundum artem."                     -- South
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     3. To give anything nauseous to.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dose \Dose\ (d[=o]s), n. [F. dose, Gr. do`sis a giving, a dose,
     fr. dido`nai to give; akin to L. dare to give. See Date
     point of time.]
     1. The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken,
        at one time.
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     2. A sufficient quantity; a portion; as much as one can take,
        or as falls to one to receive.
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     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.
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              I am for curing the world by gentle alteratives, not
              by violent doses.                     -- W. Irving.
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              I dare undertake that as fulsome a dose as you give
              him, he shall readily take it down.   -- South.
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     4. a quantity of radiation which an object absorbs, or to
        which it is exposed.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dose
      n 1: a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time [syn:
           dose, dosage]
      2: the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation)
         taken in or absorbed at any one time [syn: dose, dosage]
      3: a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or
         genital contact [syn: venereal disease, VD, venereal
         infection, social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's
         disease, Venus's curse, dose, sexually transmitted
         disease, STD]
      4: street name for lysergic acid diethylamide [syn: acid,
         back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis,
         loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane,
         superman, window pane, Zen]
      v 1: treat with an agent; add (an agent) to; "The ray dosed the
           paint"
      2: administer a drug to; "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"
         [syn: drug, dose]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "dose":
     French disease, Spanish pox, VD, acquired syphilis, administer,
     amount, anoint, apply, bag, balanitis gangrenosa, bang, batch,
     bestow, booster, booster dose, booster shot, budget, bunch,
     cerebral tabes, chancre, chancroid, chunk, clap, claps,
     climatic bubo, clutch, congenital syphilis,
     constitutional syphilis, count, deal, deck, dispense, dope, dosage,
     dose of clap, dose with, draft, dram, dropping, drug, drug packet,
     embrocate, enforce upon, fifth venereal disease, fix, force,
     force upon, general paresis, give, gob, gonorrhea,
     granuloma inguinale, granuloma venereum, great pox, group,
     hard chancre, heap, hit, hunk, injection, large amount,
     latent syphilis, lay on, locomotor ataxia, lot, mainlining,
     measure, medicate, mess, mete out to, morbus Gallicus,
     narcotic shot, nip, number, oil, overdose, pack,
     paralytic dementia, parcel, paresis, part, popping, portion,
     potion, pox, prescribe, prescribe for, pudendal ulcer, put on,
     put upon, quantity, ration, salve, shot, simple chancre,
     skin-popping, slug, small amount, social disease, soft chancre,
     sum, syph, syphilis, syphilitic meningoencephalitis, tabes,
     tabes dorsales, tertiary syphilis, tropical bubo,
     venereal disease
  
  

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