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noun [countable] pill pronunciation in American English /pɪl/
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  1. a small piece of solid medicine that you swallow with water
    sleeping/contraceptive/vitamin pills
    take a pill: Did you remember to take your pills this morning?
    pill for: The doctor prescribed some pills for the pain.
    1. a.

      the pill

      a pill that a woman swallows every day to prevent her becoming pregnant
      Researchers have found a modest increase in risk among users of the pill.
      go/be on the pill: She went on the pill when she was 19.
      come off/go off the pill: I had to come off the pill when I developed medical problems.

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