Definition of 'dose'
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But for administering a dose of humility and gratitude it was the best kind to have. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The researchers said the helmet would offer lower radiation doses but better images. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He is not the only one suffering a dose of bad temper. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One in ten of those who were given a particular dose had tumours disappear. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can slip on one of these over almost anything and it adds a dose of glamour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Alzheimer's sufferers given doses of healthy bugs showed improvement in memory tests. The Sun (2016)A healthy dose of magic is promised too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Until recently, it was standard practice to give young farm animals low doses to speed their growth and maximise profit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He beat the walls of his enclosure and refused food, so keepers were forced to give him decreasing doses of drink until he was finally teetotal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can also get a heavy dose of punk attitude on the high street. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So why subject you to an unnecessary dose of radiation? The Sun (2015)They are simply diluted doses of drugs made for and tried out on adults. The Sun (2006)The duration of action of one dose of morphine is four hours on average. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)He had administered a diluted dose of the drug to the singer shortly before his death. Times, Sunday Times (2012)France could certainly use a dose of his medicine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The fact that you can win and lose adds a homeopathic dose of reality into all this. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Tests showed for the first time that a dose of caffeine makes it harder to forget something. The Sun (2014)Some things are best in small doses. The Sun (2014)Researchers said a daily dose of red wine and green tea would have an identical effect. The Sun (2006)We had this really strong relationship which had its dose of heavy petting. Everyday Violence (1990)He inadvertently took a massive dose after being given a handful of tablets by a pal. The Sun (2009)The degree of power loss depends on the dose of drug taken. Living with Angina (1991)For a basic dose take one tablet three times daily. The Hayfever Handbook - a summer survival guide (1988)BRITAIN'S ailing small firms need emergency doses of medicine if they are survive the horrors ahead. The Sun (2008) Add a dose of kennel cough and you could be faced with a medical emergency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is more than time for a dose of reality. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Our body makes it when exposed to sunlight and small doses are found in some foods. The Sun (2016)Sometimes the best way to deal with my skepticism is with a healthy dose of perspective and humor. Christianity Today (2000)The steam being released from the reactor is not expected to contain radiation at a dose harmful to humans. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The sensor is connected via a computer algorithm to an insulin pump which administers doses of the hormone automatically when required. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This was a hefty dose, half a fatal dose for a healthy individual. THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician (2004)
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British English: dose /dəʊs/ NOUN
A dose of a medicine or drug is a measured amount of it.
One dose of penicillin can treat the infection.
- American English: dose
- Arabic: جُرْعَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: dose
- Chinese: 剂量
- Croatian: doza
- Czech: dávka
- Danish: dosis
- Dutch: dosis
- European Spanish: dosis
- Finnish: annos
- French: dose
- German: Dosis
- Greek: δόση
- Italian: dose
- Japanese: 服用量
- Korean: 복용량
- Norwegian: dose
- Polish: dawka
- European Portuguese: dose
- Romanian: doză
- Russian: доза
- Spanish: dosis
- Swedish: dos
- Thai: ปริมาณยาที่ให้แต่ละครั้ง
- Turkish: doz
- Ukrainian: доза
- Vietnamese: liều thuốc
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