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pill

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noun \ˈpil\

Medical Definition of pill

  1. 1:  a usually medicinal or dietary preparation in a small rounded mass to be swallowed whole

  2. 2 often capitalized :  birth control pill—usually used with the <has been on the pill for three years>





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