pellet

[ pel-it ]
/ ˈpɛl ɪt /

noun

verb (used with object)

to form into pellets; pelletize.
to hit with pellets.

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Origin of pellet

1325–75; Middle English pelet<Middle French pelote<Vulgar Latin *pilotta, diminutive of Latin pila ball. See pill1, -et

OTHER WORDS FROM pellet

pel·let·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pellet

pellet
/ (ˈpɛlɪt) /

noun

verb (tr)

to strike with pellets
to make or form into pellets

Word Origin for pellet

C14: from Old French pelote, from Vulgar Latin pilota (unattested), from Latin pila ball
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Medical definitions for pellet

pellet
[ pĕlĭt ]

n.

A small pill; a pilule.
A small rod-shaped or ovoid mass, as of compressed steroid hormones, intended for subcutaneous implantation in body tissues to provide timed release over an extended period of time.
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