Definition of Pastille

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

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



Definition of Pastille

1. Noun. A soft flavoured candy. ¹

2. Noun. A medicinal pill, originally compressed herbs. A ''throat pastille'' is a large candy-like lozenge, which, when sucked, releases oils to soothe a sore throat and sometimes vapors to help unblock the nose or sinuses. ¹

3. Noun. A small granular half spheroid piece of material. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pastille

1. a lozenge [n -S] - See also: lozenge

Medical Definition of Pastille

1. 1. 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. 2. An aromatic or medicated lozenge; a troche. 3. See Pastel, a crayon. Origin: F. Pastille, L. Pastillusa pastus food. See Pasture, and cf. Pastel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pastille

pastiching
pastichio
pastichios
pastie
pastier
pastiera
pastieras
pasties
pastiest
pastil
pastilla
pastillas
pastillation
pastillator
pastillators
pastille (current term)
pastilles
pastils
pastily
pastimes
pastina
pastinas
pastiness
pastinesses
pasting
pastings
pastirma
pastis
pastises

Literary usage of Pastille

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Druggist (1889)
"A piece of stout paraffin paper forms a suitable foundation for the pastille to rest on. pastille MAKER with spring and adjustable screw. ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"pastille 9" from tube 8—H 16 H. Time required to change pastille o" distant ... In order to prove this and make it more accurate the pastille which was nine ..."

3. Chemical Handicraft: A Classified and Descriptive Catalogue of Chemical by John Joseph Griffin (1877)
"PRICES OF MOULDS AND MATERIALS FOR GRIFFIN'S pastille SUPPORTS. 4311. Griffin's Mould for making charcoal pastille supports for blowpipe experiments, ..."

4. Original Treatises: Dating from the XIIth to XVIIIth Centuries on the Arts by Mary Philadelphia Merrifield (1849)
"Then put it into the water in the basin, and if it sticks to your fingers anoint them with linseed oil ; let the pastille remain in the said water for six ..."

5. The Theological Review by Charles Beard (1879)
"of the soul's aspiration, and for this a pastille did duty. Sunrise was awaited with impatience. The glittering of the house-tops gave signal; ..."

6. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1906)
"This tint is such that when the pastille placed at 7£ centimetres has taken its colour the skin placed at 15 centimetres has received exactly the quantity ..."

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