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1. a small spherical or ovoid mass of a medicinal substance, intended to be swallowed whole
2. the Informal an oral contraceptive



a solid medicinal dosage form for internal use. Pills are globules of a homogeneous plastic substance that contains the medicine; they range in weight from 0.1 to 0.5 g. Since tablets, lozenges, and capsules are more convenient forms of medication, pills are rarely used in modern practice.

What does it mean when you dream about a pill?

If the pill is a vitamin, then swallowing a pill in a dream might reflect a desire to take care of one’s health. Taking a pill can be a metaphor for accepting something unpleasant—”swallowing a bitter pill.” Pills could be a reference to “The Pill” used in birth control, and sometimes irritating people are referred to as “pills.”


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A small, solid dosage form of a globular, ovoid, or lenticular shape, containing one or more medicinal substances.
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Within moments of curtain-up on Arthur, Part II, there were chilling scenes of child slaughter and a rape--all historically accurate, but a bitter pill to swallow all the same.
A lot of medics will find this a bitter pill to swallow but the truth is that our faith in doctors has been badly shaken.
This was a bitter pill to swallow, given the fact that he had predicted 2% growth for the year.
For some business owners, paying taxes can be a bitter pill to swallow.
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It was a bitter pill to swallow, but Sinickas' theory was proved to me a week later.
Although we were able to greatly minimize the negative consequences for our members there, the closure is still a bitter pill to swallow.
They played some fantastic football, and losing a play-off final at Wembley is always a bitter pill to swallow.
It is a bitter pill to swallow at the moment, we just want to try and put this to bed," Blackburn midfielder Lowe said.
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The scientists said that considering the sugary taste of cyclodextrin, naringenin, the cause of the bitter taste in grapefruit, is "no longer such a bitter pill to swallow.
It does become a difficult environment to play in when you're 3-0 down at home but it's a bitter pill to swallow because it wasn't a 3-0 performance.