Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An excessive dose.
  • To dose excessively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug.
  • verb intransitive To dose excessively, to take an overdose.

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

  • verb dose too heavily

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Examples

  • A heroin overdose is precisely the “consequence” — and indeed the natural and easily foreseen consequence — of the action involved: using heroic recreationally.

    Punishment

  • The link in red with the title "overdose of vitamin A" is malformed.

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  • Instead of using large doses of pharmacological agents to inhibit or suppress symptoms, very small and specially prepared doses of medicinal substances are individually prescribed to a person for their unique ability to cause in overdose the similar symptoms that the sick person is having.

    Dana Ullman: Homeopathy: A Healthier Way to Treat Depression?

  • Your poison control center can help you figure out when an overdose is severe.

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  • Morbidity associated with theophylline overdose is usually caused by its severe effects on the cardiovascular and central nervous systems.

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  • Prescription drug overdose is a problem not only with former WWE talent, but society as a whole according to the Centers for Disease Control, as it is the second leading cause of unintentional death (particularly among younger people) in the U.S.

    Dave Zirin: Linda McMahon's Body Count

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  • Instead of using large doses of pharmacological agents to inhibit or suppress symptoms, very small and specially prepared doses of medicinal substances are individually prescribed to a person for their unique ability to cause in overdose the similar symptoms that the sick person is having.

    Homeopathy: A Healthier Way to Treat Depression?

  • At the very end we had a possible aspirin overdose but I really hope that came out well.

    Wow... good going there.

  • Prescription drug overdose is a problem not only with former WWE talent, but society as a whole according to the Centers for Disease Control, as it is the second leading cause of unintentional death (particularly among younger people) in the U.S.

    Dave Zirin: Linda McMahon's Body Count

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  • House would do this sometimes with his Vicodin.

    June 13, 2012