There are 4 definitions of od in English:


Syllabification: od


A hypothetical power once thought to pervade nature and account for various phenomena, such as magnetism.


mid 19th century: arbitrary term coined in German by Baron von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist.

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There are 4 definitions of od in English:


Syllabification: OD

verb (OD's, OD'ing, OD'd)

[no object]
1Take an overdose of a drug: Spike had OD’d on barbiturates
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  • But good for him: he OD'd on a drug that hasn't really hit mainstream awareness yet.
  • However, some believe he had gotten into his girlfriend's heroin and OD'd.
  • Then his nephew nearly OD's on meth, allowing the brutal vengeance to begin.
1.1 humorous Have too much of something: I almost OD’d on mushroom salad
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  • And that was the problem - eventually I OD'd on big views.
  • Not one performance failed to give me some fresh insight into a composer I thought I had OD'd on long ago.
  • If CEO perks were pills, Snow would have OD'd a long time ago.


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An overdose of a narcotic drug.

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