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Principal Translations
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píldora nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (pastilla de medicina)pill, tablet nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El médico le recetó unas píldoras para el dolor de garganta.
píldora nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (anticonceptiva)pill, contraceptive pill nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La píldora es el anticonceptivo preferido por los españoles.
 
Additional Translations
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píldora nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). coloquial (mala noticia, desgracia)bitter pill nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La noticia del accidente fue una píldora amarga para él.
píldora nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). poco usado (comentario provocador)bombshell nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Menuda píldora acabas de soltar justo cuando se estaban calmando los ánimos.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms:
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dorar la píldora loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (adular)butter [sb] up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (situation)sugarcoat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)gild the pill, sweeten the pill v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Es un adulador, te está dorando la píldora para ganar tu favor.
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