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pill1 British & World English

A small round mass of solid medicine for swallowing whole

pill2 British & World English

(Of knitted fabric) form small balls of fluff on its surface

pill English Thesaurus

a sleeping pill

the pill in pill1 British & World English

An oral contraceptive in pill form

mini-pill British & World English

A contraceptive pill containing a progestogen and not oestrogen

pep pill British & World English

A pill containing a stimulant drug

pill bug British & World English

Another term for pill woodlouse.

birth pill British & World English

A contraceptive pill

chill pill British & World English

A notional pill taken to make someone calm down or relax

pill beetle British & World English

A small convex beetle which is able to feign death by retracting its legs and contracting into a ball

pill popper British & World English

A person who takes pills freely

pill pusher British & World English

A person, specifically a doctor, who resorts too readily to advocating the use of medication to cure illness rather than considering other treatments

poison pill British & World English

A tactic used by a company threatened with an unwelcome takeover bid to make itself unattractive to the bidder

video pill British & World English

A capsule containing a tiny camera that, when swallowed, transmits photographs of the stomach and intestines to a recording device

abortion pill British & World English

A drug which can induce abortion, especially mifepristone

combined pill British & World English

An oral contraceptive containing both an oestrogen and a progestogen

sleeping pill British & World English

A tablet of a drug which helps to induce sleep, such as chloral hydrate or a barbiturate sedative

pill woodlouse British & World English

A woodlouse with a thick cuticle, which is able to roll up into a ball when threatened

morning-after pill British & World English

A contraceptive pill that is effective up to about seventy-two hours after intercourse

a bitter pill British & World English

An unpleasant or painful necessity (to accept)

sugar the pill British & World English

Make an unpleasant or painful necessity more palatable

birth control pill British & World English

A contraceptive pill

poison pill amendment British & World English

An amendment to a legislative bill that considerably weakens the bill’s intended effect, or ruins the bill’s chances of passing

pillbox British & World English

A small shallow cylindrical box for holding pills

a bitter pill in pill1 British & World English

An unpleasant or painful necessity (to accept)

sugar the pill in pill1 British & World English

Make an unpleasant or painful necessity more palatable

a bitter pill to swallow in pill1 British & World English

An unpleasant or painful necessity (to accept)

sugar or sweeten the pill in pill1 British & World English

Make an unpleasant or painful necessity more palatable