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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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You'd think Cadbury's would try to sugar the pill, but no.
The effect on the largest farmers is less than under the Commissioner's original proposals, and to sugar the pill further, she suggests that all the funds deducted should remain at the disposal of the member state concerned; at present 20% may be reallocated to another member state by the Commission.
You MIGHT sugar the pill by saying when she gets to 13 or 14 you'll reconsider.
Of course the government, ever wise to bad PR, has made a hamfisted attempt to sugar the pill, saying that travelling post office vans will visit areas where permanent post offices have been closed on a weekly basis.
Coun Les Lawrence tries to sugar the pill but he is disingenuous.