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pill

pill

 
 
pronunciation:
pIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small hard pellet of a drug, medicine, or the like designed to be taken orally.
 
definition 2: (informal) an oral drug for women designed to prevent pregnancy; birth control pill (prec. by the).
definition 3: an unpleasant necessity or outcome.
Her rebuke was a bitter pill to swallow.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pilled, pilling, pills
definition 1: to treat with pills; give a pill or pills to.
definition 2: to make into a pill or pills.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form or gather in small balls, as the fibers of some fabrics.
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