dose

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See also: Dose, dosé, and dōse

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

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Noun[edit]

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. 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.

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Verb[edit]

dose (third-person singular simple present doses, present participle dosing, simple past and past participle dosed)

  1. to administer a dose
  2. to prescribe a dose

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

dose

  1. plural form of doos

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dose f (plural doses)

  1. proportion
  2. dose

Verb[edit]

dose

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of doser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of doser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of doser
  5. second-person singular imperative of doser

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dose f (plural dosi)

  1. dose
  2. quantity, amount, measure
  3. deal (great-good) (gran dose-buona dose)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

dose f (plural doses)

  1. dose (measured portion of medicine)
  2. (informal) fix (a single dose of an addictive drug)