|1.||med a specific quantity of a therapeutic drug or agent taken at any one time or at specified intervals|
|2.||informal something unpleasant to experience: a dose of influenza|
|3.||Also called: dosage the total energy of ionizing radiation absorbed by unit mass of material, esp of living tissue; usually measured in grays (SI unit) or rads|
|4.||Also called: dosage a small amount of syrup added to wine, esp sparkling wine, when the sediment is removed and the bottle is corked|
|5.||slang a venereal infection, esp gonorrhoea|
|6.||like a dose of salts very quickly indeed|
|7.||to administer a dose or doses to (someone)|
|8.||med to give (a therapeutic drug or agent) in appropriate quantities|
|10.||to add syrup to (wine) during bottling|
|[C15: from French, from Late Latin dosis, from Greek: a giving, from didonai to give]|
A specified quantity of a therapeutic agent, such as a drug, prescribed to be taken at one time or at stated intervals.
The amount of radiation administered as therapy to a given site.
To give or prescribe something, such as medicine, in specified amounts.
To give someone a dose, as of medicine.