ODYLE

od

[od, ohd]
noun
a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.
Also, odyl, odyle.


Origin:
1840–50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist

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odyl

[od-il, oh-dil]
noun
Also, odyle.


Origin:
1840–50; od + -yl < Greek hȳ́lē matter; see -yl

odylic [oh-dil-ik] , adjective
odylism, noun
odylist, noun
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od, odyl or odyle (ɒd, əʊd, ˈɒdɪl)
 
n
archaic a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism
 
[C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788--1869), German scientist]
 
odyl, odyl or odyle
 
n
 
[C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788--1869), German scientist]
 
odyle, odyl or odyle
 
n
 
[C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788--1869), German scientist]
 
'odic, odyl or odyle
 
adj

Od, 'Od or Odd (ɒd)
 
n
euphemistic (used in mild oaths) an archaic word for God
 
'Od, 'Od or Odd
 
n
 
Odd, 'Od or Odd
 
n

OD1 (ˌəʊˈdiː)
 
n
1.  an overdose of a drug
 
vb , OD's, OD'ing, OD'd
2.  (intr) to take an overdose of a drug
 
[C20: from o(ver)d(ose)]

OD2
 
abbreviation for
1.  Officer of the Day
2.  Old Dutch
3.  ordnance datum
4.  outside diameter
5.  military Also: o.d. olive drab
6.  banking Also: O/D
 a.  on demand
 b.  overdraft
 c.  overdrawn

odyl or odyle (ˈɒdɪl)
 
n
other words for od
 
odyle or odyle
 
n

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O.D.
abbreviation of overdose, attested from 1960.
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Medical Dictionary

OD or O.D.
abbr.

  1. Doctor of Optometry

  2. Latin oculus dexter (right eye)

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OD
  1. Doctor of Optometry

  2. officer of the day

  3. overdose

  4. overdraft

  5. overdrawn

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