pill

Part of speech: noun

A medicinal substance put up in a pellet.

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Usage examples "pill":

  1. Many a physician of reputation owes his success in great part to the discriminating use of the placebo,- a bread pill designed to supplant the patient's fear with confidence. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
  2. He then swallowed one himself, with the same result; whereupon his elder brother, with firm faith, and undismayed by what he saw before him, swallowed a third pill. - "China and the Chinese", Herbert Allen Giles.
  3. I prescribed a pill with the hydrarg. - "An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers", John Higginbottom.