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pastille

[pa-steel, -stil] /pæˈstil, -ˈstɪl/
noun
1.
a flavored or medicated lozenge; troche.
2.
a roll or cone of paste containing aromatic substances, burned as a disinfectant or deodorant.
3.
pastel for crayons.
4.
a crayon made of pastel.
Also, pastil
[pas-til] /ˈpæs tɪl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of pastille
1610-1620
1610-20; < French < Spanish pastilla; akin to Latin pastillus lump of meal, lozenge, akin to pānis bread
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Examples from the Web for pastil
Historical Examples
  • Her ladyship rose, and taking a stick of Eastern pastil from a majolica dish in a corner made Nino light it from a wax taper.

    A Roman Singer F. Marion Crawford
  • After well beating in a mortar, the pastils are formed in shape with a pastil mould, and gradually dried.

    The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse
British Dictionary definitions for pastil

pastille

/ˈpæstɪl/
noun
1.
a small flavoured or medicated lozenge for chewing
2.
an aromatic substance burnt to fumigate the air
3.
(med) a small coated paper disc formerly used to estimate the dose or intensity of radiation (esp of X-rays): it changes colour when exposed
4.
a variant of pastel (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: via French from Latin pastillus small loaf, from pānis bread
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pastil in Medicine

pastille pas·tille or pas·til (pā-stēl')
n.

  1. A small medicated or flavored tablet; a troche.

  2. A tablet containing aromatic substances that is burned to fumigate or deodorize the air.

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