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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  sufficient  quantity;  a  portion;  as  much  as  one  can  take 
  or  as  falls  to  one  to  receive. 
 
  3.  Anything  nauseous  that  one  is  obliged  to  take  a 
  disagreeable  portion  thrust  upon  one 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dose 
  n  1:  a  measured  portion  of  medicine  taken  at  any  one  time 
  2:  the  quantity  of  an  active  agent  (substance  or  radiation) 
  taken  in  or  absorbed  at  any  one  time  [syn:  {dosage}] 
  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}] 




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