Definition of Pastil

1. Noun. A medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat.

Exact synonyms: Cough Drop, Pastille, Troche
Generic synonyms: Lozenge



Definition of Pastil

1. n. A small cone or mass made of paste of gum, benzoin, cinnamon, and other aromatics, -- used for fumigating or scenting the air of a room.

Definition of Pastil

1. pastille [n -S] - See also: pastille

Medical Definition of Pastil

1. Pastille 1. A small mass of benzoin and other aromatic substances to be burned for fumigation. Synonym: troche. Origin: Fr. Pastille; L. Pastillus, a roll (of bread), dim. Of panis, bread Sabouraud's pastils, disks containing barium platinocyanide which undergo a colour change when exposed to X-rays; previously used to indicate the administered dose. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pastil

pasticcios
pastiche
pastiched
pastiches
pasticheur
pasticheurs
pastiching
pastichio
pastichios
pastie
pastier
pastiera
pastieras
pasties
pastiest
pastil (current term)
pastilla
pastillas
pastillation
pastillator
pastillators
pastille
pastilles
pastils
pastily
pastimes
pastina
pastinas
pastiness

Literary usage of Pastil

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1. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1919)
"pastil READINGS AND ARITHMETICAL COMPUTATION Arithmetical computation, based on pastil and biologic standardization, has been worked out only for the skin ..."

2. Catalogue of the Royal Picture Gallery in Dresden: With an Historical by Gemäldegalerie (Dresden, Germany) (1880)
"... Collection of pastil Pictures. (Exhibited in the rooms on the ground floor of the Museum. ... pastil ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Starch, Glucose, Starch-sugar by Julius Frankel, Ladislaus von Wágner (1881)
"It is also used for the production of pastil and gouache paintings, and for the manufacture of inks. From dextrine printing rollers and bearers are made; ..."

4. Catalogue of the Royal Picture Gallery in Dresden: With an historical by Julius Hübner, Karl Woermann (1884)
"Collection of pastil Pictures. (Exhibited in the rooms on the ground floor of the Museum. ... pastil ..."

5. Skin Cancer by Henry Honeyman Hazen (1916)
"Another half pastil is exposed to the emanations of the tube, while the patient is under treatment, covered with celluloid, and placed in contact with the ..."

6. Catalogue of the Royal Picture Gallery in Dresden: With Notices Concerning by Julius Hübner (1874)
"... Collection of the pastil Pictures ; of the Paintings of Dietrich, Canale and Canaletto. (Exhibited in the rooms on the ground floor of the Museum. ..."

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