pastille

[pa-steel, -stil]
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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 pas·til [pas-til] /ˈpæs tɪl/.

Origin of pastille

1610–20; < French < Spanish pastilla; akin to Latin pastillus lump of meal, lozenge, akin to pānis bread
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Related Words for pastille

tablet, pastille, troche, lozenge, horehound, pastil

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British Dictionary definitions for pastille

pastille

pastil

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 (def. 1)

Word Origin for pastille

C17: via French from Latin pastillus small loaf, from pānis bread
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pastille in Medicine

pastille

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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