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English definition of “pill”

pill

noun [C] (MEDICINE)    /pɪl/
B1 a small solid piece of medicine that a person swallows without chewing (= crushing with the teeth): a sleeping pill a vitamin pill My mother takes three or four pills a day. Jamie's always had trouble swallowing pills.Medicine in different forms the pill a type of pill for women that is taken every day in order to prevent them from becoming pregnant: Are you on the pill?Contraception
(Definition of pill noun (MEDICINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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