American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.
- v. To take an overdose.
- v. To administer too large a dose or too many doses to.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An excessive dose.
- To dose excessively.
- n. An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug.
- v. intransitive To dose excessively, to take an overdose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To dose to excess; to give an overdose, or too many doses, to.
- n. Too great a dose; an excessive dose.
- v. dose too heavily
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