I've been taking the same dose for five years.
a large dose of vitamin C
The drug is lethal even in small doses.
a large dose of sugar
a high dose of radiation
Her parents hoped a daily dose of hard work would keep her out of trouble.
He needs a good dose of reality. Verb
Most patients are dosed at 50 milligrams per day. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Some doses of semaglutide are still listed as in shortage on the agency’s drug shortage database website.—Berkeley Lovelace Jr., NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023 This is achieved by administering small doses of the allergen over time, which helps to train the immune system to become less reactive to the substance.—William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 The holidays have arrived, ushering in glad tidings and a heaping dose of Christmas cheer along with them.—Sarah Lemire, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Nov. 2023 With a blend of baobab, camellia, and passion fruit seed oils, your lips get a dose of moisture and stay hydrated for hours.—Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 26 Nov. 2023 The traditional story unfolds, but this time with a good dose of humor and modernization.—Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 High doses are available for those aged 65 and older.—Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 22 Nov. 2023 Lemon zest and juice: Zest is added to the shortbread, with lemon juice baked into the curd for a double dose of fresh lemon flavor.—Marianne Williams, Southern Living, 20 Nov. 2023 Children up to age 2 who are at high risk for severe illness from the virus can get additional doses during their second RSV seasons.—Erika Edwards, NBC News, 17 Nov. 2023
The problem with information being dosed out like this goes beyond a viewer’s uneasy feeling of being toyed with by a filmmaker.—Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2023 Mary’s biographer relates how the birth of her last child was a deeply traumatic experience for the countess, requiring her physician to dose her, postpartum, with brandy, opium and toast soaked in white wine.—William Booth, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 In early studies, Loyal dosed 130 research dogs with its investigational drug.—Emily Mullin, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2023 However, your baby will need boosters of the following:
Rotavirus (dose 2)
DTaP (dose 2)
Hib (dose 2)
Pneumococcal conjugate (dose 2)
Inactivated poliovirus (dose 2)
6 Month Vaccines
The infant vaccine schedule introduces a couple of new vaccines at 6 months—COVID-19 and the flu shot.—Parents Editors, Parents, 14 Nov. 2023 Each container contains 30 individual worms that are each potently dosed with 10 mg of quality D8 Cannabis distillate for maximum sedative effects.—Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2023 All the ingredients are dosed at the correct levels as recommended by scientific research.—Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2023 Superheroes, the Boys revealed to the public, are not born but made — unwittingly dosed as children with a chemical known as Compound V in a mass Vought-run experiment enabled by complicit parents.—Alison Herman, Variety, 27 Sep. 2023 Your instinct might be to carefully follow the manufacturer’s dosing instructions, but Richardson advocates for using even less.—Laura Daily, Washington Post, 16 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin dosis, from Greek, literally, act of giving, from didonai to give — more at date