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placebo

pla·ce·bo

placebo

 
 
pronunciation:
pl si bo
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: placeboes, placebos
definition 1: an inert substance given to a patient as if it were a drug in order to placate or to serve as a control in an experiment.
Many people in the study reported that they felt less pain even when they were taking only the placebo.
definition 2: in the Roman Catholic Church, vespers for the dead.
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