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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dose \Dose\ (d[=o]s), noun [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.]

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.

4. a quantity of radiation which an object absorbs, or to which it is exposed. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dose \Dose\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {dosing}.] [Cf. F. doser. See {Dose}, noun]

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time [syn: {dose}, {dosage}]

2: the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time [syn: {dose}, {dosage}]

3: a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact [syn: {venereal disease}, {VD}, {venereal infection}, {social disease}, {Cupid's itch}, {Cupid's disease}, {Venus's curse}, {dose}, {sexually transmitted disease}, {STD}]

4: street name for lysergic acid diethylamide [syn: {acid}, {back breaker}, {battery-acid}, {dose}, {dot}, {Elvis}, {loony toons}, {Lucy in the sky with diamonds}, {pane}, {superman}, {window pane}, {Zen}]


1: treat with an agent; add (an agent) to; "The ray dosed the paint"

2: administer a drug to; "They drugged the kidnapped tourist" [syn: {drug}, {dose}]

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My banking ideas may have caught the attention of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I like my banking to be FREE and REAL TIME and PRIVATE. I have a proposal for how the central bank could more effectively issue credit directly to the consumers through a totally automated PRIVATE NONPROFIT. We don't need for-profit banks to administer our central bank credit. We can automate that task completely. Say, "Thank you" to the scientific community. We don't need to create new money as debt. That model was corrupt and inefficient. It was a system of slavery. Consumers were owned outright by the central banks. They called it "Sovereign Debt." Have you ever heard of fractional reserve banking? Slavery by con men. That's not what we're all about around here. We are, fundamentally, advanced technologists. We can design happier societies than that. That system sucked for the average citizens. Our systems work without the intentional generation of debt as a revenue model. We are all about a smarter banking system that serves the PUBLIC INTEREST better than those financed with debt.

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