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English

Etymology

From Greek δόσις dosis “a portion prescribed”, lit. “a giving”, used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from δίδοναι didonai “to give”.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dose

Plural
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  1. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
  2. The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to dose

Third person singular
dos

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to dose (third-person singular simple present dos, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To administer a dose
  2. To prescribe a dose

French

Pronunciation

Noun

dose

  1. proportion

Italian

Noun

dose f. (plural dosi)

  1. dose
  2. quantity, amount, measure

Derived terms

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