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noun

[mass noun] historical
A hypothetical power once thought to pervade nature and account for various scientific phenomena.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with od

bod, clod, cod, god, hod, mod, nod, odd, plod, pod, prod, quad, quod, rod, scrod, shod, sod, squad, tod, Todd, trod, wad

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An archaic euphemism for God, used in exclamations: ods blood!

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Pronunciation: /əʊdiː
 
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Pronunciation: /əʊdiː
 
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informal

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

[no object]
1Take an overdose of a drug: Spike had OD’d on barbiturates
More example sentences
  • 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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