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Definizione monolingua e traduzione pill



Inglese grammatica

pill


Verb

pill (third-person singular simple present pills, present participle pilling, simple past and past participle pilled)


  1. (intransitive, textiles) Of a woven fabric surface, to form small matted balls of fiber.
    • 1997, Jo Sharp, Knitted Sweater Style: Inspirations in Color [6]
      During processing, inferior short fibers (which can cause pilling and itching) are removed to enhance the natural softness of the yarn and to improve its wash-and-wear performance.
  2. To form into the shape of a pill.
    Pilling is a skill rarely used by modern pharmacists.
  3. To medicate with pills.
    She pills herself with all sorts of herbal medicines.
Noun

pill (plural pills)


  1. A small portion of a drug or drugs to be taken orally, usually of roughly cylindrical shape, often coated to prolong dissolution or ease swallowing.
    • 1864, Benjamin Ellis, The Medical Formulary [1]
      Take two pills every hour in the apyrexia of intermittent fever, until eight are taken.
  2. (informal, preceded by the) The pill: A combination of estrogen and progestin in pill form, which functions as a contraceptive.
    • 1986, Jurriaan Plesman, Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders Through Body and Mind [2]
      Many specialists are requesting that this vitamin be included in all contraceptive pills, as women on the pill have a tendency to be depressed.
  3. A comical or entertaining person.
  4. A contemptible, annoying, or unpleasant person.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter IV:
      You see, hes egging Phyllis on to marry Wilbert Cream. [...] And when a man like that eggs, something has to give, especially when the girls a pill like Phyllis, who always does what Daddy tells her.
    • 2000, Susan Isaacs, Shining Through [3]
      Instead, I saw a woman in her mid-fifties, who was a real pill; while all the others had managed a decent “So pleased,” or even a plain “Hello,” Ginger just inclined her head, as if she was doing a Queen Mary imitation.
  5. A small piece of any substance, for example a ball of fibres formed on the surface of a textile by rubbing.
    • 1999, Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True [4]
      One sleeve, threadbare and loaded with what my mother called “sweater pills,” hung halfway to the floor.
  6. (archaic, baseball, slang) A baseball.
    • 2002, John Klima, Pitched Battle: 35 of Baseballs Greatest Duels from the Mound [5]
      Mr. Fisher contributed to the Sox effort when he threw the pill past second baseman Rath after Felsch hit him a comebacker.
  7. (obsolete) A small inlet or creek of a tidal river, especially one with a landing stage or wharf.
Traduzione italiano pillola |pasticca |pil |


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