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Definition of "dose" []

  • A specified quantity of a therapeutic agent, such as a drug or medicine, prescribed to be taken at one time or at stated intervals. (noun)
  • The amount of radiation administered as therapy to a given site. (noun)
  • An ingredient added, especially to wine, to impart flavor or strength. (noun)
  • An amount, especially of something unpleasant, to which one is subjected: a dose of hard luck. (noun)
  • Slang A venereal infection. (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 "dose" in a sentence
  • "Since I mentioned the title dose it matter at all the format used?"
  • "Hope your dose is as quick as mine was - 26 hours and all better."
  • "But there does appear to be a what they call a dose linkage, meaning the more you take, the higher likelihood you may have some of these other problems, Heidi."