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placebo

noun [C] uk   /pləˈsiː.bəʊ/ us    /-boʊ/ ( plural placebos)
a substance given to someone who is told that it is a particular medicine, either to make that person feel as if they are getting better or to compare the effect of the particular medicine when given to others: She was only given a placebo, but she claimed she got better - that's the placebo effect. something that is given to try to satisfy a person who has not been given the thing they really want: These small concessions have been made as a placebo to stop the workers making further demands.
Traducciones de “placebo”
en chino (tradicionál) 安慰劑, 使人寬慰的事, 安撫話…
en chino (simplificado) 安慰剂, 使人宽慰的事, 安抚话…
(Definition of placebo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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