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noun [countable] dose pronunciation in American English /doʊs/
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  1. 1
    medical an amount of a drug that has been measured so that you can take it
    dose of:

    If you are in pain, increase the dose of painkillers.

    a small/low dose:

    Taking a low dose of aspirin can help prevent heart attacks.

    a fatal/lethal dose (=an amount that will kill you):

    a lethal dose of morphine

    See also medicine


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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