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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"


  1. overdosenoun

    An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug.

    die of a heroin overdose

  2. overdoseverb

    To dose excessively, to take an overdose.


  1. overdose

    A drug overdose (overdose or OD) is the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities much greater than are recommended. Typically it is used for cases when a risk to health will potentially result. An overdose may result in a toxic state or death.


  1. overdose

    An overdose is the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities greater than are recommended or generally practiced, which leads to a toxic state or severe adverse effects. This can potentially result in death. It can be intentional or unintentional and can occur with prescription medications, illegal drugs, or other substances.

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. does over

  2. overdoes

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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. Kansas Republican Sen. Roger Marshall:

    This was not an overdose. This was poisoning, and, that's what my message is today. It's to all the attorney generals out there across the state, the federal prosecuting officers, the county attorneys … This is murder. And, it should be prosecuted as such.

  2. Lindsay LaSalle:

    Fentanyl overdoses occur over a matter of minutes, as opposed to heroin overdoses that occur over a matter of hours. So the response time for a heroin overdose is much longer, and there's enough time to call 911 to get EMS out there.

  3. Mike Barnes:

    There are some people like Carly who can actually stop all the opioids they're on, and it's safer; you can't die from cannabis, but many people in this country die every year from an opioid overdose.

  4. Newt Gingrich:

    My biggest advice is to just keep smiling, he needs to be positive and just keep drawing the big issue contrasts. The more Herschel stays at the level of Biden, inflation, crime, open borders, drug overdose, the more trouble Warnock is in.

  5. Leana Wen:

    There are people in suburban and rural areas who are dying of overdose, unfortunately, it’s taken this level of people dying to get us to where we are, but I do think a sea of change is occurring, and we are seeing how overdose kills.

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