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DOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dose mean? 

DOSE (noun)
  The noun DOSE has 4 senses:

1. a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
2. the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
3. a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
4. street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

  Familiarity information: DOSE used as a noun is uncommon.


DOSE (verb)
  The verb DOSE has 2 senses:

1. treat with an agent; add (an agent) to
2. administer a drug to

  Familiarity information: DOSE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOSE (noun)


Sense 1dose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("dose" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dose"):

booster; booster dose; booster shot; recall dose (an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective)

draft; draught (a dose of liquid medicine)

hit (a dose of a narcotic drug)

lethal dose (the size dose that will cause death)

lozenge; pill; tab; tablet (a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet)


Sense 2dose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

dosage; dose

Hypernyms ("dose" is a kind of...):

indefinite quantity (an estimated quantity)


Sense 3dose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

Venus's curse; venereal infection; venereal disease; VD; social disease; sexually transmitted disease; Cupid's itch; Cupid's disease; dose

Hypernyms ("dose" is a kind of...):

contagion; contagious disease (any disease easily transmitted by contact)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dose"):

chlamydia (a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia)

LGV; lymphogranuloma venereum; lymphopathia venereum (infectious disease caused by a species of chlamydia bacterium; transmitted by sexual contact; characterized by genital lesions and swelling of lymph nodes in the groin)

pox; syph; syphilis (a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta))

granuloma inguinale; granuloma venereum (a venereal disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Calymmatobacterium; characterized by a pimply rash of the skin in the genital and groin region)

clap; gonorrhea; gonorrhoea (a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra)

genital herpes; herpes genitalis (an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area)


Sense 4dose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

loony toons; back breaker; battery-acid; window pane; Elvis; Lucy in the sky with diamonds; superman; acid; pane; Zen; dot; dose

Hypernyms ("dose" is a kind of...):

LSD; lysergic acid diethylamide (a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid)


DOSE (verb)


Sense 1dose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat with an agent; add (an agent) to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The ray dosed the paint

Hypernyms (to "dose" is one way to...):

process; treat (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2dose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Administer a drug to

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

drug; dose

Context example:

They drugged the kidnapped tourist

Hypernyms (to "dose" is one way to...):

medicate; medicine (treat medicinally, treat with medicine)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dose"):

anaesthetise; anaesthetize; anesthetise; anesthetize; put out; put to sleep; put under (make unconscious by means of anesthetic drugs)

dope; dope up (give a narcotic to)

o.d.; overdose (dose too heavily)

narcotise; narcotize (administer narcotics to)

poison (administer poison to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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