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Noun: pill  pil
  1. Something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
     
  2. A dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
    - lozenge, tablet, tab
     
  3. A unpleasant or tiresome person
     
  4. Something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured
    "his competitor's success was a bitter pill to take"
     
  5. A contraceptive in the form of a pill containing oestrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    - birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, anovulatory drug, anovulant
Verb: pill  pil
  1. (of a fabric) form little balls on the surface
    "the fabric has pilled into an unattractive bumpy texture"

Derived forms: pills, pilled, pilling

Type of: birth control device, burden, contraceptive, contraceptive device, disagreeable person, dosage, dose, encumbrance, incumbrance, load, onus, preventative, preventive, prophylactic device, thing, unpleasant person

Encyclopedia: Pill, Somerset