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English noun: dose

1. dose (artifact) a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time


Broader (hypernym)medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Narrower (hyponym)booster, booster dose, booster shot, draft, draught, hit, lethal dose, lozenge, pill, recall dose, tab, tablet

2. dose (quantity) the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity

3. dose (state) a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact

SynonymsCupid's disease, Cupid's itch, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse

Broader (hypernym)contagion, contagious disease

Narrower (hyponym)chlamydia, clap, genital herpes, gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, granuloma inguinale, granuloma venereum, herpes genitalis, LGV, lues, lues venerea, lymphogranuloma venereum, lymphopathia venereum, pox, syph, syphilis

4. dose (artifact) street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

Synonymsacid, back breaker, battery-acid, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen

Broader (hypernym)LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide

English verb: dose

1. dose (change) treat with an agent; add (an agent) to

SamplesThe ray dosed the paint.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)process, treat

2. dose (body) administer a drug to

SamplesThey drugged the kidnapped tourist.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)medicate, medicine

Narrower (hyponym)anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, dope, dope up, narcotise, narcotize, o.d., overdose, poison, put out, put under

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

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