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pas·tille

 (pă-stēl′) also pas·til (păs′tĭl)
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.
3. A pastel paste or crayon.

[French, from Spanish pastilla, perfume pellet, and Italian pastillo, pastille, both from Latin pāstillus, little loaf, medicine tablet, diminutive of pānis, bread; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

pastille

(ˈpæstɪl) or

pastil

n
1. (Cookery) a small flavoured or medicated lozenge for chewing
2. (Elements & Compounds) an aromatic substance burnt to fumigate the air
3. (Medicine) 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. (Art Terms) a variant of pastel1
[C17: via French from Latin pastillus small loaf, from pānis bread]

pas•tille

(pæˈstil, -ˈstɪl)

also pas•til

(ˈpæs tɪl)

n.
a flavored or medicated lozenge; troche.
[1610–20; < French < Sp pastilla; akin to Latin pastillus lump of meal, lozenge, akin to pānis bread]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pastille - a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throatpastille - a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
lozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candy

pastille

noun lozenge, tablet, troche (Medical), cough drop, jujube a medicated pastille
Translations
قُرْص سُكَّري
pastilka
pastil
hálstafla
pastila, tablete

pastille

[ˈpæstɪl] Npastilla f

pastille

[ˈpæstəl] npastille f

pastille

nPastille f

pastille

[ˈpæstɪl] npastiglia

pastille

(ˈpӕstəl) , ((American) pӕˈsti:l) noun
a small sweet often containing medicine (usually for infections of the mouth or throat etc). throat pastilles.
References in classic literature ?
Then he drew from his waistcoat-pocket the little emerald box, raised the golden lid, and took from it a pastille about the size of a pea, which he placed in her hand.
While disease had thus become an inhabitant of Lowood, and death its frequent visitor; while there was gloom and fear within its walls; while its rooms and passages steamed with hospital smells, the drug and the pastille striving vainly to overcome the effluvia of mortality, that bright May shone unclouded over the bold hills and beautiful woodland out of doors.
A Turkish officer with an immense plume of feathers (the Janizaries were supposed to be still in existence, and the tarboosh had not as yet displaced the ancient and majestic head-dress of the true believers) was seen couched on a divan, and making believe to puff at a narghile, in which, however, for the sake of the ladies, only a fragrant pastille was allowed to smoke.
Very soon he decided that he could not have chosen a pleasanter place; a delicious perfume of aloes wood and pastilles came from the open windows and mingled with the scent of the rose water which steamed up from the hot pavement.
The smell of fumigating pastilles hung heavily on the air.
At the end he felt faint and sick, and having lit some Algerian pastilles in a pierced copper brazier, he bathed his hands and forehead with a cool musk-scented vinegar.
In this room it was almost dark; only two tiny lamps were burning before the icons and there was a pleasant scent of flowers and burnt pastilles.
She suffered--she told me it was a Moultrie castemark--from some obscure form of chronic bronchitis, complicated with spasm of the glottis; and, in a dead, flat voice, with a sunken eye that looked and saw not, told me what washes, gargles, pastilles, and inhalations she had proved most beneficial.
These cocktail pastilles, which are in packs of eight, contain 7% alcohol and there's a choice of gin, vodka, rum and whisky - or booze-loving buyers can choose to mix it up.
But Mel said: "They obviously think it was drugs but it was just a Fruit Pastille that was thrown down a top.
Their main product is their cocktail pastilles, which are described as somewhere between an American hard gum and a French pate de fruit, with an "adult" kick at the end.
A rise in class was of no consequence, though, as Fruit Pastille scorched two lengths to the good in a strong class two handicap over a mile.