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Noun: dose  dows
  1. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
    - dosage
     
  2. The quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
    - dosage
     
  3. A communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
    - venereal disease, VD, venereal infection, social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's disease, Venus's curse, sexually transmitted disease, STD
     
  4. [slang] Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    - acid [slang], back breaker [slang], battery-acid [slang], dot [slang], Elvis [slang], loony toons [slang], Lucy in the sky with diamonds [slang], pane [slang], superman [slang], window pane [slang]
Verb: dose  dows
  1. Treat with an agent; add (an agent) to
    "The ray dosed the paint"
     
  2. (medicine) administer a drug to, esp. in order to make unconscious or docile
    "They dosed the kidnapped tourist";
    - drug

Derived forms: dosing, dosed, doses

Type of: contagion, contagious disease, indefinite quantity, LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, medicament, medicate, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, process, treat

Encyclopedia: Dose, absorbed