overdose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overdose dose too heavily "The rock star overdosed and was found dead in his hotel room"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Overdose To dose to excess; to give an overdose, or too many doses, to.
    • n Overdose Too great a dose; an excessive dose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overdose An excessive dose.
    • overdose To dose excessively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overdose ō-vėr-dōs′ to dose overmuch
    • n Overdose an excessive dose
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Quotations

  • Salvador Dali
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    “There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.”
  • Harry J. Johnson
    Harry J. Johnson
    “Your body is an amazing creation, capable of performing great wonders, but you can destroy that miraculous machine's potential with an overdose of stress.”

Usage

In literature:

They believe it must have been an overdose of veronal.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Or, it may be the result of an overdose of irritating medicines.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
I mean to punish any homesick girl severely by giving her an overdose of chocolate drops.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
Sometimes, also, one gets a little too much of herself, and an overdose in this direction is about as bad as most insufferable things.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various
I took an overdose that time, and it wouldn't sthay on my stomach!
"Adrift in the Wilds" by Edward S. Ellis
To administer an overdose of this was not unnatural, perhaps, in a youthful doctor.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
Is not lavender the only scent in the world that does not lose by an overdose?
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Many accidental suicides stem from an overdose of sleeping pills.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
It was an overdose of Lysodine.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
When he returned in two hours, he found her unconscious from an overdose of laudanum.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
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In poetry:

But if some mawkish potion
Might chance to overdose him,
To check its rage,
He took a page
Of logic—to compose him—
"The Rape of the Trap. A Ballad" by William Shenstone
Sundays, the hired man would pray
To live in the sunshine of his face;
Now here was answer come complete,
Rather an overdose of grace!
"Grace" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

0No suicide note was found when Sage Stallone's body was discovered, but evidence suggests some type of drug overdose.
Lake Erie Correctional Institution prisoner dies of suspected overdose.
Amy Winehouses exhusband on life support after alleged overdose Tulsa World.
Blake Fielder-Civil rushed to hospital after alleged overdose.
Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is reportedly on life support in a medically induced coma after an alleged overdose, according to The Sun.
Before I overdosed on these buying and selling home improvement shows, I dreamed of becoming a mini real estate mogul.
CDC Report on Prescription Painkiller Overdose is a Call To Action.
Jon Bon Jovi has broken his silence regarding his daughter Stephanie's alleged heroin overdose last week.
Christie's veto of Good Samaritan bill is target of overdose victim advocates.
Police Chief suspended after grandson 's overdose.
Grapefruit leads to 'overdose' when combined with common drugs, study finds.
A new study says that grapefruit can trigger an overdose when combined with more than 85 drugs, including Lipitor and Prozac.
Grapefruit has been linked to prescription drug overdoses.
Last August, Cameron died from a heroin overdose at 18.
Man accused in Greeley teen's drug overdose gets community corrections sentence.
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