pill

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1pill

verb \ˈpil\

Definition of PILL

intransitive verb
dialect chiefly English
:  to come off in flakes or scales :  peel
transitive verb
1
archaic :  to subject to depredation or extortion
2
dialect :  to peel or strip off

Origin of PILL

Middle English pilen, pillen, partly from Old English pilian to peel, partly from Anglo-French piler to rob
First Known Use: 12th century

2pill

noun

: a small, rounded object that you swallow and that contains medicine, vitamins, etc.

the pill : a pill that a woman takes so that she will not become pregnant : a contraceptive in pill form

: an annoying person

Full Definition of PILL

1
a :  a usually medicinal or dietary preparation in a small rounded mass to be swallowed whole
b often capitalized :  birth control pill —usually used with the
2
:  something repugnant or unpleasant that must be accepted or endured
3
:  something resembling a pill in size or shape
4
:  a disagreeable or tiresome person

Examples of PILL

  1. She took a pill for her headache.
  2. The drug is available as a pill or a liquid.

Origin of PILL

Middle English pylle, from Anglo-French pile & Middle Dutch pille, both ultimately from Latin pilula, from diminutive of pila ball
First Known Use: 14th century

3pill

verb

Definition of PILL

transitive verb
1
:  to dose with pills
2
:  blackball
intransitive verb
:  to become rough with or mat into little balls <brushed woolens often pill>

First Known Use of PILL

1736

pill

noun \ˈpil\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PILL

1
: a usually medicinal or dietary preparation in a small rounded mass to be swallowed whole
2
often capitalized : birth control pill—usually used with the <has been on the pill for three years>

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