Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.
  • intransitive v. To take an overdose.
  • transitive v. To administer too large a dose or too many doses to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug.
  • v. To dose excessively, to take an overdose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To dose to excess; to give an overdose, or too many doses, to.
  • n. Too great a dose; an excessive dose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An excessive dose.
  • To dose excessively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. dose too heavily

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  • House would do this sometimes with his Vicodin.

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