overdose etymology

English word overdose comes from English over-, English dose

Detailed word origin of overdose

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
dose English (eng) To administer a dose. To prescribe a dose A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.. A venereal infection.. The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.
overdose English (eng) (intransitive) To dose excessively, to take an overdose.. (transitive) To dose to excess; to give an overdose, or too many doses, to. An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug.

Words with the same origin as overdose

Descendants of over-
overboard overcoat overcome overjoyed overload overrated overrun overseas oversight overthrow overtime overweight