dosage

noun

dos·​age ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio)
1
a
: the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b
: the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent
2
b(1)
: the giving of a dose
(2)
: regulation or determination of doses
3
: an exposure to some experience in or as if in measured portions

Examples of dosage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The highest dose used to address diabetes is lower, so the dosage used by people in the study, which focused on people diagnosed with diabetes, would have been below the optimal dose for weight loss. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 8 July 2024 The research team said their next step is to tweak the compound and dosage so that the effects of naloxone last long enough to reverse overdoses of more potent drugs. Veronica Roseborough, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2024 Special dosages are available for the youngest and oldest recipients. Beth Weinhouse, Health, 26 June 2024 However, only that 180-mg dosage had statistically significant improvements. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for dosage 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of dosage was circa 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Dosage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dosage. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

dosage

noun
dos·​age ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio)
1
a
: the giving of medicine in doses
b
: the amount of a single dose
2
: the addition or application of a substance in a measured dose

Medical Definition

dosage

noun
dos·​age ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio)
1
a
: the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b
: the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent (as a gene)
2
b(1)
: the giving of a dose
(2)
: regulation or determination of doses
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