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The victims were all killed by drug overdoses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was taken to hospital and admitted to intensive care with an overdose of prescription drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)German media reported that a drugs overdose was also being considered. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The couple had overdosed on heroin. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When he next contacted his family he was in hospital in Warrington having taken an overdose. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As it happened, she had overdosed on heroin only a few months earlier. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One day I got a call saying my daughter had taken an overdose. The Sun (2017)I've seen people take serious overdoses or be admitted to psychiatric hospitals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The verdict was she took an accidental overdose. The Sun (2015)They had taken a drug overdose the night before. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is thought he had taken an overdose. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She took an overdose a year ago. The Sun (2013)The details were sketchy but it was a suspected overdose. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The following year he took a massive prescription drug overdose. The Sun (2013)Many reported drug overdoses involve mixtures of sedatives. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)She died from an accidental drug overdose the year the film came out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Soon afterwards she was admitted to hospital with a suspected overdose and found hanging on a ward. The Sun (2015)Or are we dealing with accidental overdose? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was considered possible that she had died of natural causes or a drug overdose. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have no serious side-effects and cannot be given in overdose. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)Soon after the incident, another patient at the hospital was given an overdose. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They were therefore depriving some patients of pain relief at the end of life for fear of being accused of having given an overdose. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The 21-year-old student died of a heroin overdose, an inquest jury decided. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She was only 11 when her mother died - of a heroin overdose. The Sun (2010)
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British English: overdose /ˈəʊvəˌdəʊs/ NOUN
If someone takes an overdose of a drug, they take more of it than is safe.
She took an overdose.
- American English: overdose
- Arabic: جُرْعَةٌ زَائِدَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: overdose
- Chinese: 用药过量
- Croatian: predoziranje
- Czech: předávkování
- Danish: overdosis
- Dutch: overdosis
- European Spanish: sobredosis
- Finnish: yliannostus
- French: surdose
- German: Überdosis
- Greek: υπερβολική δόση
- Italian: overdose
- Japanese: 過量服用
- Korean: 과다 복용
- Norwegian: overdose
- Polish: przedawkowanie
- European Portuguese: overdose
- Romanian: supradoză
- Russian: передозировка
- Spanish: sobredosis
- Swedish: överdos
- Thai: ปริมาณยาที่มากเกินไป
- Turkish: yüksek dozda
- Ukrainian: надмірна доза
- Vietnamese: việc sử dụng quá liều
British English: overdose VERB
If someone overdoses on a drug, they take more of it than is safe.
He'd overdosed on heroin.
- American English: overdose
- Brazilian Portuguese: tomar uma superdose
- Chinese: 过量服用
- European Spanish: tomar una sobredosis de
- French: faire une overdose
- German: eine Überdosis nehmen
- Italian: fare un'overdose
- Japanese: 過剰服用する
- Korean: 과잉 투여하다
- European Portuguese: tomar uma dose a mais
- Spanish: tomar una sobredosis de
Definition of overdose from the Collins English Dictionary
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