HyperDic: placebo

English > 2 senses of the word placebo:
NOUNartifactplaceboan innocuous or inert medication
actplacebo(Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead
placebo > pronunciation
Soundsplahsiy'bow
Rhymesakimbo ... turbot: 25 rhymes with bow...
English > placebo: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a drug.
Narroweractive placeboA placebo used in experimental tests of a drug that has noticeable side effects
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishplacebo, sustancia placebo
Catalanplacebo
English > placebo: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead.
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
BroadervesperA late afternoon or evening worship service
Spanishplacebo
Catalanplacebo

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