Dose Dose (d[=o]s), n. [F. dose, Gr. do`sis a giving, a dose, fr. dido`nai to give; akin to L. dare to give. See {Date} point of time.] 1. The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time. [1913 Webster]

2. A sufficient quantity; a portion; as much as one can take, or as falls to one to receive. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything unpleasant that one is obliged to take; a disagreeable portion thrust upon one; also used figuratively, as to give someone a dose of his own medicine, i. e. to retaliate in kind. [1913 Webster]

I am for curing the world by gentle alteratives, not by violent doses. -- W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

I dare undertake that as fulsome a dose as you give him, he shall readily take it down. -- South. [1913 Webster]

4. a quantity of radiation which an object absorbs, or to which it is exposed. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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