I. noun Date: 1700 1. too great a dose (as of a therapeutic agent); also a lethal or toxic amount (as of a drug) 2. an excessive quantity or amount <
an overdose of fun
overdosage noun II. Date: 1700 transitive verb to give an overdose or too many doses to intransitive verb to take or experience an overdose — usually used with on

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