noun, verb, o·ver·dosed, o·ver·dos·ing.

  1. OD.

noun (ˈəʊvəˌdəʊs)

  1. (esp of drugs) an excessive dose

verb (ˌəʊvəˈdəʊs)

  1. to take an excessive dose or give an excessive dose to

n.1700, “an excessive dose,” from over- + dose (n.). v.1727, “to administer medicine in too large a dose” (transitive); from 1968 as “to take an overdose of drugs;” see over- + dose (v.). Related: Overdosed; overdosing. n.

  1. An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.

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