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overdose

noun [C]     /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.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drugMedicine in different forms humorous too much of something: After watching two operas, I was suffering from an overdose of culture.Too much and unnecessary
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