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English noun: pill

1. pill (artifact) something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size


Broader (hypernym)thing


Narrower (hyponym)vitamin pill

2. pill (artifact) a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet


Synonymslozenge, tab, tablet


Broader (hypernym)dosage, dose


Narrower (hyponym)bolus, capsule, dragee, sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet

3. pill (person) a unpleasant or tiresome person


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

4. pill (cognition) something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured


SamplesHis competitor's success was a bitter pill to take.


Broader (hypernym)burden, encumbrance, incumbrance, load, onus

5. pill (artifact) a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception


Synonymsanovulant, anovulatory drug, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, oral contraceptive pill


Broader (hypernym)birth control device, contraceptive, contraceptive device, preventative, preventive, prophylactic device


Narrower (hyponym)Demulen, Enovid, Lo/Ovral, Loestrin, Micronor, Modicon, Nor-Q-D, Norinyl, Norlestrin, Ovocon, Ovral, Ovrette, Ovulen


Substance holonymLipo-Lutin, progesterone









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