DOSE, n. [Gr., that which is give; to give.]1. The quantity of medicine give or prescribed to be taken at one time. 2. Any thing given to be swallowed; any thing nauseous, that one is obliged to take.3. A quantity; a portion.4. As much as a man can swallow.
DOSE, v.t. 1. To proportion a medicine properly to the patient or disease; to form into suitable doses.2. To give in doses; to give medicine or physic.3. To give any thing nauseous.