dose /ˈdos/ 名詞
1. The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time.
2. A sufficient quantity; a portion; as much as one can take, or as falls to one to receive.
3. 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. -- W. Irving.
I dare undertake that as fulsome a dose as you give him, he shall readily take it down. -- South.
Dose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dosed p. pr. & vb. n. dosing.]
1. To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.
2. 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.”\= -- South
3. To give anything nauseous to.
n 1: a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
2: the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation)
taken in or absorbed at any one time [syn: dosage]
3: street name for lysergic acid diethylamide [syn: acid, back
breaker, battery-acid, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy
in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window
v 1: treat with an agent; add (an agent) to; "The ray dosed the
2: administer a drug to; "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"