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English noun: St. Joseph

1. St. Joseph (location) a town in northwest Missouri on the Missouri River; in the 19th century it became the eastern terminus of the pony express

SynonymsSaint Joseph

Instance hypernymtown

Part meronymMissouri, MO, Show Me State

2. St. Joseph (artifact) the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets

Synonymsacetylsalicylic acid, aspirin, Bayer, Empirin

Broader (hypernym)analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller, salicylate

Narrower (hyponym)aspirin powder, buffered aspirin, Bufferin, enteric-coated aspirin, headache powder

Substance holonym2-hydroxybenzoic acid, salicylic acid

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