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A hypothetical power once thought to pervade nature and account for various scientific phenomena.
Mid 19th century: arbitrary term coined in German by Baron von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist.
An archaic euphemism for God, used in exclamations.‘ods blood!’
1Take an overdose of a drug.‘Spike had OD'd on barbiturates’
- ‘When she was just seven years old her daddy OD'd.’
- ‘Last year they airlifted some kid out of Enchanted 2003, his respiratory system had shut down after OD'ing on Eccys.’
- ‘He would find no wounds, no blood, nor any signs that the man had OD'd.’
- ‘Then his nephew nearly OD's on meth, allowing the brutal vengeance to begin.’
- ‘‘Lisa with all the meds you keep shoving down my throat I'm surprised I haven't OD'd,’ he teased.’
- ‘However, some believe he had gotten into his girlfriend's heroin and OD'd.’
- ‘The first time I OD'd, I think it really hit me that this is really not that fun, you know.’
- ‘But good for him: he OD'd on a drug that hasn't really hit mainstream awareness yet.’
- ‘To help keep you right, we've fixed up four high-protein dinners that are perfect for days when you've OD'd on carbohydrates.’
- ‘When they found her, she couldn't tell them whether she had deliberately or accidentally OD'd.’
- 1.1humorous Have too much of something.‘I almost OD'd on mushroom salad’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I'm going to have to lower my standards big time if I want to be able to get through it without OD'ing due to stress over failure.’
- ‘Today we all slept late and then went to a churrascaria and OD'd on meat.’
An overdose of a narcotic drug.
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