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DOSE, noun [Gr., that which is give; to give.]

1. The quantity of medicine give or prescribed to be taken at one time.

2. Any thing given to be swallowed; any thing nauseous, that one is obliged to take.

3. A quantity; a portion.

4. As much as a man can swallow.

DOSE, verb transitive

1. To proportion a medicine properly to the patient or disease; to form into suitable doses.

2. To give in doses; to give medicine or physic.

3. To give any thing nauseous.