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pill
American English: /pɪl/
British English: /pɪl/

Translation of pill in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (tablet) a bitter pill to swallow
    un trago amargo
    to sugar o sweeten the pill
    Example sentences
    • He was a very bright, socially sensitive, and insightful young man whose complaint was that he could not swallow pills or capsules.
    • Laxatives come as syrups, powders, and also as pills, which are swallowed or put inside the anus.
    • Your doctor may also ask you if you take any medicines such as birth control pills, laxatives or diet pills.
    1.2 (contraceptive) the Pill
    la píldora (anticonceptiva)
    to be/go on the Pill
    tomar/empezar a tomar la píldora
  • 2 (boring, ineffectual person) (American English) [colloquial] [dated]
    pesado, (-da) (masculine, feminine)

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