A small round mass of solid medicine for swallowing whole
(Of knitted fabric) form small balls of fluff on its surface
An oral contraceptive in pill form
a sleeping pill
Pharmacology. Any of various medicinal preparations containing metallic mercury or a compound of mercury, used especially in the treatment of syphilis and disorders of the liver, and as a purgative; (as a count noun) a tablet of such a preparation.
A dose of a love potion, typically in tablet form; (now also) any of various pills intended to improve libido, sexual performance, or sexual satisfaction.
A pill which enables a man to have sexual intercourse with a woman without the risk of making her pregnant.
A bag in which pills are carried.
A soft crab at the time of moulting.
A slab on which to roll pills.
A tile on which to roll pills.
= pill millipede.
Occurring after the oral contraceptive pill became widely available in the early 1960s.
A pill to poison a rat; a pellet of rat poison.
Any medicinal pill encased in a red coating.
A contraceptive pill containing a progestogen and not oestrogen
A pill containing a stimulant drug
Another term for pill woodlouse.
A medicinal preparation intended specifically for the use of women, either to treat menstrual or other disorders, or as an abortifacient; usually in plural; (now chiefly historical).
Any of various proprietary pills, typically with purgative properties, taken for the relief of symptoms attributed to the liver; compare hepatic.
A machine for coating pills.
A person who smokes opium.
A person who or thing which rolls pills, specifically (derogatory slang, chiefly US) a doctor; (US Military slang) a member of the medical corps, a medical orderly.
A small device which uses radio signals to transmit measurements (of pressure, temperature, pH, etc.), especially from within the body; an endoradiosonde or radiotelemetry capsule.
A (hypothetical or real) drug that increases or preserves cognitive ability or memory.
A contraceptive pill
A notional pill taken to make someone calm down or relax
A tablet of an antidepressant or other drug, regarded as inducing a feeling of happiness or cheerfulness
A small convex beetle which is able to feign death by retracting its legs and contracting into a ball
A person who takes pills freely
A person, specifically a doctor, who resorts too readily to advocating the use of medication to cure illness rather than considering other treatments
A tactic used by a company threatened with an unwelcome takeover bid to make itself unattractive to the bidder
A capsule containing a tiny camera that, when swallowed, transmits photographs of the stomach and intestines to a recording device
A pill sold as an antidote to various poisons.
A machine for making pills.
A doctor or pharmacist.
That rolls pills; (Medicine) involving a circular movement of the fingers and thumb, as though rolling a pill (of tremors, etc., as a symptom of certain disorders).
A drug which can induce abortion, especially mifepristone
An oral contraceptive containing both an oestrogen and a progestogen
A tablet of a drug which helps to induce sleep, such as chloral hydrate or a barbiturate sedative
A pill consisting of antimony (formerly used as a laxative), which passing undigested through the body was thought to have an undiminished effect when reused.
Any of various millipedes of the order Glomerida which are able to roll into a ball, especially Glomeris marginata.
A woodlouse with a thick cuticle, which is able to roll up into a ball when threatened
Any kind of pill formulated from several ingredients (with different actions) and used in the treatment of diseases believed to affect more than one system or part of the body, or to be caused by more than morbid humour.
A contraceptive pill that is effective up to about seventy-two hours after intercourse
An unpleasant or painful necessity (to accept)
Make an unpleasant or painful necessity more palatable