sugar pill

noun
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of sugar pill

: a pharmacologically inert pill : placebo

Examples of sugar pill in a Sentence

  1. Half the patients were given the medication and the other half received a sugar pill.

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First Known Use of sugar pill

1852

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Definition of sugar pill for English Language Learners

  • : a pill that is given to a patient like a drug but that has no medicine in it


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sugar pill

noun

medical Definition of sugar pill

: a pharmacologically inert pill : placebo

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