Definition of Overdose

1. Verb. Dose too heavily. "The rock star overdosed and was found dead in his hotel room"

Exact synonyms: O.d.
Generic synonyms: Dose, Drug



Definition of Overdose

1. v. t. To dose to excess; to give an overdose, or too many doses, to.

2. n. Too great a dose; an excessive dose.

Definition of Overdose

1. Noun. An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To dose excessively, to take an overdose. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overdose

1. to give an excessive dose to [v -DOSED, -DOSING, -DOSES]

Medical Definition of Overdose

1. 1. To administer an excessive dose. 2. An excessive dose. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overdose

overdoer
overdoers
overdoes
overdog
overdogs
overdoing
overdominance
overdominances
overdominant
overdone
overdoor
overdoors
overdoped
overdosage
overdosages
overdose (current term)
overdosed
overdoser
overdosers
overdoses
overdosing
overdot
overdots
overdraft
overdraft credit
overdrafts
overdramatic
overdramatically
overdramatisation
overdramatisations

Literary usage of Overdose

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1. Lectures on the Applications of Chemistry and Geology to Agriculture by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"Effects of an overdose of lime. There are several effects which ... It is rendered so loose by an overdose as to be capable of holding no water (Kames). ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1855)
"... labouring under an overdose of chloroform, should be prepared, and always kept at hand in every hospital, whenever an important surgical operation is to ..."

3. Lectures on Agricultural Chemistry and Geology by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1843)
"It is rendered so loose by an overdose as to be capable of holding no water ... By an overdose of quick-lime the land is hardened to such a degree as to bo ..."

4. Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska: Formerly Russian America by Frederick Whymper (1868)
"Drifting down the stream — Yukon salmon — Arrival at Nulato— overdose of arsenic and alcohol — Trip resumed — Indian music ..."

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