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pill         

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      n  
1    a small spherical or ovoid mass of a medicinal substance, intended to be swallowed whole  
2    the   sometimes cap  
Informal   an oral contraceptive  
3    something unpleasant that must be endured (esp. in the phrase bitter pill to swallow)  
4    Slang   a ball or disc  
5    Slang   an unpleasant or boring person  
      vb  
6    tr   to give pills to  
7    tr   to make pills of  
8    intr   to form into small balls  
9    tr  
Slang   to blackball,   (See also)        pills  
     (C15: from Middle Flemish pille, from Latin pilula a little ball, from pila ball)  
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pill          [2]  
      vb  
1    Archaic or dialect   to peel or skin (something)  
2    Archaic   to pillage or plunder (a place)  
3    Obsolete   to make or become bald  
     (Old English pilian, from Latin pilare to strip)  

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pill

  
1    bolus, capsule, pellet, pilule, tablet  
2    the pill      oral contraceptive  
3      (slang)   bore, drag     (informal)   nuisance, pain     (informal)   pain in the neck     (informal)   pest, trial  

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