Pill - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pɪl|  American pronunciation of the word pill
Brit.  |pɪl|  British pronunciation of the word pill


- something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
- a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet (syn: lozenge, tab, tablet)
- a unpleasant or tiresome person
- something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured
his competitor's success was a bitter pill to take
- a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception

Extra examples

She took a pill for her headache.

The drug is available as a pill or a liquid.

Getting up that hill at night is the pill.

Those pills you smoke are terrible.

Many candidates were pilled.

I put some sheep in to pill the field.

He has to take pills to control his blood pressure.

I took a pill to relieve my headache.

The drug is more easily ingested in pill form.

Take one pill at mealtime.

I took a pill to help settle my nerves.

The knowledge that his friends no longer trusted him was a bitter pill to swallow.

The pill is a popular method of contraception.

The contraceptive pill gave women freedom from the fear of pregnancy.

My doctor advised me to go on the pill (=start taking it regularly).

Word forms

singular: pill
plural: pills
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