dose
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dose(
dos
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (amount of medicine)
a. la dosis
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Be sure to take the correct dose of your medication.Asegúrate de tomar la dosis adecuada del medicamento.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(amount)
a. la dosis
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can only handle aunt Terry in small doses.Sólo puedo aguantar a la tía Terry en pequeñas dosis.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(gonorrhea)
a. la enfermedad venérea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Felipe brought a dose back with him from his time abroad.Felipe se trajo una enfermedad venérea de su viaje al extranjero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to administer)
a. tomar
Carol dosed herself with cough medicine.Carol tomó medicina para la tos.
b. recetar
The doctor dosed my medication wrong, but the pharmacist caught it and fixed it.El doctor me recetó mal el medicamento, pero el farmacéutico se dio cuenta y lo arregló.
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dose
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la dosis
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a dose of fluuna gripe or
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to dose oneself (up) with pillstomarse una fuerte dosis de pastillas
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dose [dəʊs]
noun
1 [of medicine] dosis (f)
like a dose of salts
it went through her like a dose of salts le hizo hacer de vientre en menos que canta un gallo (informal)
2 (amount) dosis (f)
She was born with a healthy dose of self-confidence The West is getting a heavy dose of snow and rain today
in small doses en pequeñas dosis or cantidades
3 [of flu] ataque (m)
transitive verb
1 (also dose up) medicar;with con
to dose o.s. (up) medicarse;with con;
2 [+wine] adulterar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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