See also: Placebo

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin placēbō(I will please), the first-person singular future active indicative of placeō(I please).

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placebo ‎(plural placebos or placeboes)

  1. (medicine) A dummy medicine containing no active ingredients; an inert treatment. [from 18th c.]
    • 2010, Edzard Ernst, The Guardian, 22 Feb 2010:
      The acid test, I thought, was whether homeopathic remedies behave differently from placebos when submitted to clinical trials.
  2. (Roman Catholicism) The vespers sung in the office for the dead. [from 13th c.]
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 349:
      There the placebo, the office for the dead, was sung, and a vigil kept throughout the night.

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placebo m ‎(plural placebos)

  1. placebo

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placebo m ‎(invariable)

  1. (pharmacology, figuratively) placebo

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placēbō

  1. first-person singular future active indicative of placeō

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placebo m (plural placebos)

  1. (medicine) placebo (a dummy medicine containing no active ingredients)

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placebo m ‎(plural placebos)

  1. placebo