dose
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin dosis, from Greek, literally, act of giving, from didonai to give — more at date Date: 15th century 1. a. the measured quantity of a therapeutic agent to be taken at one time b. the quantity of radiation administered or absorbed 2. a portion of a substance added during a process 3. an amount of something likened to a prescribed or measured quantity of medicine <
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4. a gonorrheal infection II. transitive verb (dosed; dosing) Date: 1654 1. to give a dose to; especially to give medicine to 2. to divide (as a medicine) into doses 3. to treat with an application or agent

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  • Dose — Sf std. (14. Jh., Standard 17. Jh.) Nicht etymologisierbar. Ein ursprünglich niederdeutsches Wort unklarer Herkunft. Vermutet wird eine Entlehnung aus gr. dósis Gabe über ml. dosis unter der Annahme, daß Arzneigaben in einer Kapsel verabreicht… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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