Definition of megadose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmeɡəˌdōs/


A dose many times larger than the usual, especially of a vitamin or drug.
Example sentences
  • Although the study results suggest that vitamin C may have a protective effect, it does not present conclusive evidence, nor do the researchers recommend megadoses of vitamin C to reduce heart disease risk.
  • But a 2004 report suggests that taking megadoses of vitamin E may actually do more harm than good.
  • Take only the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals and avoid megadoses.

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Syllabification: meg·a·dose

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