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overdose

noun [C] uk   /ˈəʊ.və.dəʊs/ us    /ˈoʊ.vɚ.doʊs/
( informal OD) too much of a drug taken or given at one time, either intentionally or by accident: When he was 17 he took an overdose of sleeping pills and nearly died. Jimi Hendrix died of a drug(s) overdose. humorous too much of something: After watching two operas, I was suffering from an overdose of culture.

overdose

verb [I] uk   /ˈəʊ.və.dəʊs/ us    /ˈoʊ.vɚ.doʊs/
( informal OD) to take too much of a drug: She overdosed on aspirin and died. humorous to have too much of something: I think I've just overdosed on cheesecake!
Translations of “overdose”
in Spanish sobredosis…
in French surdose…
in German die Überdosis…
in Chinese (Traditional) (一次用藥的)過量,超劑量, 過量,太多…
in Russian передозировка…
in Turkish aşırı doz…
in Chinese (Simplified) (一次用药的)过量,超剂量, 过量,太多…
in Polish przedawkowanie…
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