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Dose \Dose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dosed; p. pr. & vb. n. dosing.] [Cf. F. doser. See Dose, n.]

  1. To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.

  2. To give doses to; to medicine or physic to; to give potions to, constantly and without need.

    A self-opinioned physician, worse than his distemper, who shall dose, and bleed, and kill him, ``secundum artem.'' -- South

  3. To give anything nauseous to.


vb. (en-past of: dose)


adj. treated with some kind of application; "a mustache dosed with bear grease"


"Dosed" is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers from their 2002 album, By the Way. It was released as the albums fourth single in the U.S. and Canada only, whilst " Universally Speaking" was released in the UK. It peaked at number 13 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart in 2003.

The song features four guitars all playing completely different riffs. It is a ballad that clocks in at 5:11, making it the third-longest track on the album. It runs through stages, each time repeating the original verse until the song's completion. In between the verses, guitar solos can be heard from the four guitars that play. The chorus is sung by John Frusciante and Anthony Kiedis together in harmony.

No music video was made for the single and it has never been performed live, probably due to the number of guitar parts. However, it has been teased by Frusciante in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2006, and by current guitarist Josh Klinghoffer in Athens, Greece, Istanbul, Turkey, both 2012, and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013.

Usage examples of "dosed".

Nancia dosed down all her sensors for a moment, imagining that absolute blackness.

Caleb manipulated the joyball to bring up a display of a double torus contain ing two simple dosed curves.

Sev rather liked it, but his companion dosed his eyes and shuddered faintly.

Nancia dosed down all the other sensors and expanded the image of Caleb.

When she looked down, the weeds shaped themselves into pale green faces with open mouths and dosed eyes.

The governor, like all the civilians left on Shemali, was constantly dosed with Alpha bint Hezra- Fongs Seductron.

Polyon fixed his eyes on one small sector of the cabin, where braces supporting an extruded shelf formed a simple dosed curve of permalloy and plas- Ofilm.

She dosed her fist over the lime silk thong he was currently examining and firmly shook her head.

He moved silently behind her and dosed his hands on the slender span of her waist.

The older woman was leaning into the padded corner of the lift, eyes dosed and a dreamy smile on her lips.

Amos accepted the apology with the same detached courtesy that he received Channa's explanation, then dosed himself firmly in his room.

In a dosed environment they looked more elephantine than they had in Amos' shots from Bethel, more unstoppable.

Medical records are on a dosed system to protect the privacy Sf the patient" Belazir made an impatient, dismissive gesture.

Even on an overcast night with eyes dosed there is some ambient light The darkness and motion were disorienting.

She played the Prelude and Fugue right through and he sat there, eyes dosed, arms folded.