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dose

noun [C]     /dəʊs/ US  /doʊs/
B2 a measured amount of something such as medicine : a high/ low dose a dose of penicillin The label says to take one dose three times a day . 20 or 30 of these pills would be a lethal dose (= enough to kill you).Medicine in different forms B2 an amount or experience of something bad or unpleasant : The government received a hefty dose of bad news this week . She's got a nasty dose of flu .Short in timeTemporaryDisease and illness - general words UK slang a case of gonorrhoea (= a disease of the sexual organs )Diseases of the reproductive system
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