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dose



Pronunciation: (dōs), [key]
n., v., dosed, dos•ing.


n.
1. a quantity of medicine prescribed to be taken at one time.
2. a substance, situation, or quantity of anything analogous to medicine, esp. of something disagreeable: Failing the exam was a hard dose to swallow.
3. an amount of sugar added in the production of champagne.
4. Physics.
a. Also called absorbed dose. the quantity of ionizing radiation absorbed by a unit mass of matter, esp. living tissue: measured in gray or rad.
b. See exposure dose.
5. Slang.a case of gonorrhea or syphilis.

v.t.
1. to administer in or apportion for doses.
2. to give a dose of medicine to.
3. to add sugar to (champagne) during production.

v.i.
to take a dose of medicine.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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