noun over·dose \ˈō-vər-ˌdōs\

: an amount of a drug or medicine that is too much and usually dangerous

: an amount of something that is too much

Full Definition of OVERDOSE

:  too great a dose (as of a therapeutic agent); also :  a lethal or toxic amount (as of a drug)
:  an excessive quantity or amount <an overdose of fun>
over·dos·age \ˌō-vər-ˈdō-sij\ noun

Examples of OVERDOSE

  1. She died from a cocaine overdose.

First Known Use of OVERDOSE



verb over·dose \ˌō-vər-ˈdōs\

: to take too much of a drug or medicine : to take an overdose of a drug or medicine

Full Definition of OVERDOSE

transitive verb
:  to give an overdose or too many doses to
intransitive verb
:  to take or experience an overdose —usually used with on

First Known Use of OVERDOSE

OVERDOSE Defined for Kids


noun over·dose \ˈō-vər-ˌdōs\

Definition of OVERDOSE for Kids

:  too large a dose (as of a drug)


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