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overdose

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noun over·dose \ˈō-vər-ˌdōs\

Simple Definition of overdose

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  too great a dose (as of a therapeutic agent); also :  a lethal or toxic amount (as of a drug)

  2. 2 :  an excessive quantity or amount <an overdose of fun>

over·dos·age play \ˌō-vər-ˈdō-sij\ noun

Examples of overdose

  1. She died from a cocaine overdose.



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First Known Use of overdose

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overdose

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verb over·dose \ˌō-vər-ˈdōs\

Simple Definition of overdose

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

Full Definition of overdose

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give an overdose or too many doses to

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to take or experience an overdose —usually used with on

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First Known Use of overdose

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OVERDOSE Defined for Kids

overdose

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noun over·dose \ˈō-vər-ˌdōs\

Definition of overdose

  1. :  too large a dose (as of a drug)




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