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od

[od, ohd] /ɒd, oʊd/
noun
1.
a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.
Also, odyl, odyle.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788-1869), German scientist

odyl

[od-il, oh-dil] /ˈɒd ɪl, ˈoʊ dɪl/
noun
1.
od.
Also, odyle.
Origin
1840-50; od + -yl < Greek hȳ́lē matter; see -yl
Related forms
odylic
[oh-dil-ik] /oʊˈdɪl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
odylism, noun
odylist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for odyle

od

/ɒd; əʊd/
noun
1.
(archaic) a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism
Derived Forms
odic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist

odyl

/ˈɒdɪl/
noun
1.
other words for od

Od

/ɒd/
noun
1.
(euphemistic) (used in mild oaths) an archaic word for God

OD1

/ˌəʊˈdiː/
noun
1.
an overdose of a drug
verb OD's, OD'ing, OD'd
2.
(intransitive) to take an overdose of a drug
Word Origin
C20: from o(ver)d(ose)

OD2

abbreviation
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
  1. on demand
  2. overdraft
  3. overdrawn
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odyle in Medicine

OD or O.D.
abbr.

  1. Doctor of Optometry

  2. Latin oculus dexter (right eye)

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Slang definitions & phrases for odyle

OD 1

noun

Olive drab; olive drab cloth (1921+ Army)


OD 2

noun

An overdose of narcotics: I guess he'd taken a light OD

verb
  1. : met Jesus one day when I was ODing on speed in my room
  2. To overindulge in or on anything: Viewers may have OD'd on athletics and turned to reruns (1960s+ Narcotics & medical)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for odyle

OD

  1. Doctor of Optometry
  2. officer of the day
  3. overdose
  4. overdraft
  5. overdrawn
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