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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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