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Meaning of “pill” - Learner’s Dictionary

pill

noun     /pɪl/
B1 [C] a small, hard piece of medicine that you swallow: a vitamin pill I've taken a couple of pills, but my headache still hasn't gone.Medicine in different forms
the pill a pill that prevents a woman from becoming pregnant →  See also sleeping pill Contraception
Translations of “pill”
in Arabic حَبّة دَواء…
in Korean 알약…
in Malaysian pil…
in French pilule…
in Turkish hap, ilaç, tablet…
in Italian pillola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藥, 藥丸, 藥片…
in Russian таблетка…
in Polish tabletka, pigułka…
in Vietnamese viên thuốc…
in Spanish píldora, pastilla…
in Portuguese pílula, comprimido…
in Thai ยาเม็ด…
in German die Pille…
in Catalan píndola…
in Japanese 錠剤, 丸薬…
in Indonesian pil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 药, 药丸, 药片…
(Definition of pill from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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