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Definition of "dosage" []

  • Administration of a therapeutic agent in prescribed amounts. (noun)
  • Determination of the amount to be so administered. (noun)
  • The amount so administered. (noun)
  • Addition of an ingredient to a substance in a specific amount, especially to wine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dosage" in a sentence
  • "Insulin-dependent diabetics, for example, quickly learn how to manage their blood glucose levels at home by matching their insulin dosage to changes in their diet and physical activity."
  • "Western magazines can only tolerate a certain dosage of ethnicity, and there are few native magazines that will publish speculative fiction."
  • "Herbs mean that you rely on a source for your drug that is prone to vary greatly in dosage and comes with a whole host of other compounds whose effects may or may not be understood or desireable."