Definitions for overdoseˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs; ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs, ˌoʊ vərˈdoʊs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•doseˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs; ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs, ˌoʊ vərˈdoʊs(n.; v.)-dosed, -dos•ing.

  1. (n.)an excessive dose of a drug.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. (v.i.)to take an excessive dose, esp. of a narcotic.

  3. (v.t.)to give an excessive dose to.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overdose, o.d.(verb)

    dose too heavily

    "The rock star overdosed and was found dead in his hotel room"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overdose(noun)ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs; v. ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs, ˌoʊ vərˈdoʊs

    too much of a drug

    to take an overdose


  1. overdose(Noun)

    An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug.

    die of a heroin overdose

  2. overdose(Verb)

    To dose excessively, to take an overdose.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Overdose

    An accidental or deliberate dose of a medication or street drug that is in excess of what is normally used.

Anagrams of overdose

  1. does over

  2. overdoes

Translations for overdose

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


too great an amount (of medicine)

an overdose of sleeping-pills.

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