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overdose

[n. oh-ver-dohs; v. oh-ver-dohs, oh-ver-dohs] /n. ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs; v. ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs, ˌoʊ vərˈdoʊs/
noun, verb, overdosed, overdosing.
1.
OD.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; over- + dose
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  • The symptoms of caffeine intoxication are not unlike overdoses of other stimulants.
British Dictionary definitions for overdoses

overdose

noun (ˈəʊvəˌdəʊs)
1.
(esp of drugs) an excessive dose
verb (ˌəʊvəˈdəʊs)
2.
to take an excessive dose or give an excessive dose to
Derived Forms
overdosage, noun
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Word Origin and History for overdoses

overdose

n.

1700, "an excessive dose," from over- + dose (n.).

v.

1727, "to administer medicine in too large a dose" (transitive); from 1968 as "to take an overdose of drugs;" see over- + dose (v.). Related: Overdosed; overdosing.

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overdoses in Medicine

overdose o·ver·dose (ō'vər-dōs')
n.
An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.

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