• A Cow's Dose Is a Teacupful
    A Cow's Dose Is a Teacupful
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dose administer a drug to "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"
    • v dose treat with an agent; add (an agent) to "The ray dosed the paint"
    • n dose street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    • n dose a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
    • n dose the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
    • n dose a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill the average human.
    • Dose a quantity of radiation which an object absorbs, or to which it is exposed.
    • Dose A sufficient quantity; a portion; as much as one can take, or as falls to one to receive.
    • Dose Anything unpleasant that one is obliged to take; a disagreeable portion thrust upon one; also used figuratively, as to give someone a dose of his own medicine, i. e. to retaliate in kind. "I am for curing the world by gentle alteratives, not by violent doses .""I dare undertake that as fulsome a dose as you give him, he shall readily take it down."
    • Dose The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time.
    • Dose To give anything nauseous to.
    • Dose To give doses to; to medicine or physic to; to give potions to, constantly and without need. "A self-opinioned physician, worse than his distemper, who shall dose , and bleed, and kill him, “secundum artem.”"
    • Dose To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ricin is a protein produced by the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, which is highly toxic (the minimal lethal dose is around 1 µg / kg body weight, that means 1/15th of a milligram could kill a 150 lb. person). Ricin can be a dangerous contaminant, making the production of castor oil a precisely controlled process.
    • n dose The quantity of medicine given or prescribed to be taken at one time or within a specified time; of liquid medicine, a potion.
    • n dose Hence Anything given to be swallowed, literally or figuratively; especially, a portion or allotment of something nauseous or disagreeable either to the recipient or to others.
    • n dose A quantity or amount of something regarded as analogous in some respect to a medical prescription, or to medicine in use or effect.
    • n dose In wine-manuf., the quantity of something added to the wine to give it its peculiar character: as, a dose of syrup or cognac added to champagne. See dosage, 2.
    • dose To administer in doses: as, to dose out a bottle of jalap.
    • dose To give doses to; give medicine or physic to.
    • dose In wine-manuf., to add sugar, cognac, or whatever is needful to give a distinctive character to.
    • dose To divide into proper quantities for a dose; calculate the amount of (a drug) that should be prescribed for a dose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dose dōs the quantity of medicine given to be taken at one time: a portion: anything disagreeable that must be taken
    • v.t Dose to order or give in doses: to give anything nauseous to
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  • William Murray
    William Murray
    “A dose of poison can do its work but once. A bad book can go on poisoning minds for generations.”
  • Leslie Weatherhead
    Leslie Weatherhead
    “The trouble with some of us is that we have been inoculated with small doses of Christianity which keep us from catching the real thing.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Enthusiasm. A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.”
  • Freya Stark
    Freya Stark
    “Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.”
  • Russell (Wayne) Baker
    Russell (Wayne) Baker
    “Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The people are to be taken in small doses.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. dose, Gr. do`sis a giving, a dose, fr. dido`nai to give; akin to L. dare, to give. See Date point of time


In literature:

He had to take a dose every hour.
"Shelled by an Unseen Foe" by James Fiske
Filling the glass with water, he presented it to her and suggested that she take only half the dose.
"Fred Fearnot's New Ranch" by Hal Standish
Dose vommens belifs you vas a fine poy.
"Crowded Out o' Crofield" by William O. Stoddard
Verily it was a good thing to have a dose of the wisdom of the serpent.
"Embarrassments" by Henry James
A dose of this injected into another guinea-pig suffering from diphtheria would promptly save its life.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
The doctor eyed him keenly, gave him a stiff dose from a medicine glass, and returned to his patient.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The action of chloroform is more dangerous, any excess in the dose inducing permanent arrest.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
And I'm dosed with it eight times a day!
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
He answered it, and the door dosed.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
We generally cure hove by repeated doses of salts, sulphur, and ginger.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie

In poetry:

I vonder if dot's nefer so,
Shaymeezle Russia take.
You can't pelieve von half you know,
Such lies dose papers make.
"Hans Begins To Wonder" by Abner Cosens
Mine gracious! vot is dat I say?
No von, I hope, don't hear;
Dose spies vould sell mine life away
For von goot drink of peer.
"Hans Begins To Wonder" by Abner Cosens
"He is trew to his maister," seide oure kynge,
"I say, be swete seynt Johne;
He louys bettur Robyn Hode,
Then he dose vs ychone.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
At length it struck twelve--she snatch'd up the dose,
In agony shook it around,
And then to her pale lips applying it close,
Drank it firmly to ev'ry ground.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
Soon already, ve fight mit de foe,
For von year, und it seems britty slow;
If I'm killed in de trench
By dose English und French
Den perhaps mine Katrina von't know.
"Fritz In The Hospital" by Abner Cosens
Little honey baby, what yo' skeery at?--
(Go down, Moses--down to Phar-e-oh,)--
No--dat isn't nuffin but a furry fly-round bat;--
(Say, he'd betta let dose people go.)
"A Southern Lullaby" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Studies have reported a temporal association between a first dose of rotavirus vaccine (Rotashield) and infant intussusception .
A nurse prepares a dose of measles vaccination.
Guided by Resurrection, and a dose of insurrection.
With a presidential candidate, a recent television special and 13 million adherents worldwide, the Mormons have gotten an extra dose of media attention lately.
DENVER — UrgentRx, developer of fast-acting over-the-counter flavored powder medications, has established a partnership with the Denver Broncos to raise awareness and educate fans about the company's convenient, single-dose fast powders.
Well, the Children's Museum of Denver took that idea, added a dose of science, and came up with a crazy-cool exhibit called Kinetics .
Politics could use a dose of Baker's laudable civility.
These days the US benefits from a healthy dose of humorous political commentary, but when the jokers run for political office (jokingly of course, right?
Tide Pods single-dose laundry detergent .
That's why Method created a super-compact, ultra concentrated detergent with a pump design for precise dosing directly into the washing machine.
A study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012 shows that two daily doses of a probiotic may lower key cholesterol-bearing molecules in the blood as well as LDL and total cholesterol.
Recently researchers delivered a double dose of negative press for consumers regarding the use of vitamins and supplements.
The festival that injected the late nineties with a healthy dose of estrogen is back in 2010 with a virtual who's who of female musicians and the buzzword is diversity.
Get a dose of this brainy science-fiction flick.
Census will inject a dose of linguistic reality into the Canadian identity.

In science:

Here we claim that Northcott’s theorem dose not hold for the polarization (E , H ) of K .
A note on polarizations of finitely generated fields
All engineering quantities of practical interest such as heat produced, reaction rates, effective multiplication factors, radiation dose etc., are derived therefrom.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Consequently, the vertex detector must have a fast readout, superior pattern recognition power, small track extrapolation errors, and good performance even after high radiation dose.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
The results show that this ASIC design tolerates a large total radiation dose, and that radiation induced Single Event Effects occur at a manageable level.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
These detectors will experience a large total ionizing dose and neutron flux.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV