pill definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny pellet or tablet of medicine, often coated, taken by ingesting whole or by chewing.
    • Informal An oral contraceptive. Combined with the.
    • Slang Something, such a baseball, that resembles a pellet of medicine.
    • anything both distasteful and necessary.
    • Slang An insipid or ill-natured individual.
    • A small, usually cylindrical item made for effortless swallowing, generally containing some kind of medicine.
    • Contraceptive medication, usually in the shape of a pill.
    • A comical or entertaining individual.
    • A contemptible, annoying, or unpleasant individual.
    • a tiny piece of any substance, like a ball of fibres created on the surface of a textile by scrubbing.
    • A baseball.
    • (informal) a bullet (projectile)
    • An inlet from the shore; a little tidal pool or bay.
    • The peel or skin.
    • A medicine in the form of somewhat basketball, or little circular mass, to-be swallowed entire.
    • Figuratively, something offensive or nauseous which must be accepted or endured.
    • Peel; skin; skin; exterior covering.
    • The refuse of a hawk's prey.
    • A globular or ovoid size of medicinal substance, of a size convenient for ingesting.
    • Hence some thing unpleasant which has had becoming acknowledged or (metaphorically) swallowed: often competent by bitter.
    • A disagreeable or objectionable person.
    • plural a health care provider or doctor.
    • In varnish-making, the cooked mass of linseed-oil and gum before turpentine is included with thin it down and finish the varnish.
    • a tiny creek; among the stations whereby the drainings of a marsh enter a river.
    • something that resembles a tablet of medication in form or size
    • one thing unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured
    • a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so counter conception
    • a unpleasant or boring person
    • a dose of medicine by means of a small pellet
  • verb-transitive:
    • To dose with pills.
    • to produce into pills.
    • Slang To blackball.
    • Archaic To subject to extortion.
    • To deprive of hair; to help make bald.
    • To peel; to produce by detatching the skin.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to create little balls resembling tablets: a sweater that pills.
    • Chiefly British To come down, such as flakes or machines.
    • To be peeled; to remove in flakes.
  • verb:
    • Of a woven material surface, to create small matted balls of fiber.
    • To form in to the form of a pill.
    • To medicate with pills.
    • To peel; to eliminate the exterior layer of locks, epidermis, or bark.
    • To pillage; to despoil or impoverish.
    • To rob; to plunder; to pillage; to peel. See peel, to plunder.
  • others:
    • To rob; plunder; pillage.
    • To rob; practise burglary; plunder.
    • To rob of tresses; make bald. Compare pilled.
    • To peel; strip; type by stripping off the skin or bark.
    • To peel; come off in flakes.
    • to create into tablets.
    • To dose with pills.
    • To decline by vote; blackball.

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