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Definitions for overdose
ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs; ˈoʊ vərˌdoʊs, ˌoʊ vərˈdoʊsover·dose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overdose, o.d.verb

    dose too heavily

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

Wiktionary

  1. overdosenoun

    An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug.

    die of a heroin overdose

  2. overdoseverb

    To dose excessively, to take an overdose.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overdose

    ō-vėr-dōs′, v.t. to dose overmuch.—n. an excessive dose.

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overdose in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overdose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of overdose in a Sentence

  1. Alex Kral:

    What the research has shown from the ten countries who have had these sites from the last two decades is that they help the communities, it reduces public injections, needles in the streets, crime and violence in the neighborhood, demand for ambulance services - and people who use these services are less likely to overdose, less likely to get infectious diseases and more likely to get involved in drug treatment.

  2. Ernest Jones:

    This was a particularly odd, rare occasion where (there was) call after call for man down, obviously with symptoms of some kind of overdose, and at the time of getting that patient packaged and transported to the hospital, we’d see another immediately fall down, right there, at that point, we’d go help that patient, and while helping that patient, another person went down. So it became a domino effect.

  3. Burt Kahn:

    Fentanyl is a drug that would almost never be prescribed to a patient like Prince who doesn't have terminal cancer, because the potential for overdose is extremely high.

  4. Caleb Banta-Green:

    The good news is that among all drugs of abuse, heroin and opioids have by far the best treatment medications available. Methadone and buprenorphine have proven effectiveness data, they not only reduce the chances of dying from an opioid overdose by 50%, they support people being in recovery from their addiction and reduce health care costs and improve a wide array of other outcomes.

  5. Jamie Favaro:

    I'm very fearful that we're going to see an HIV spike and a Hepatitis C spike, as well as an overdose spike in areas where the needle exchange programs have shut down.

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