1. placebo

noun. ['pləˈsiːboʊ'] an innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a drug.


  • medicinal drug
  • medication
  • medicament
  • medicine


  • prescription drug


  • placebo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Placebo

  • skibo
  • thibeault
  • rebo
  • leabo
  • debo
  • bibbo

How do you pronounce placebo?

Pronounce placebo as pləˈsiboʊ.

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Sentences with placebo

1. Noun, singular or mass
They cited a study that compared people given retinyl palmitate to a group given a placebo.

2. Verb, base form
The honey was superior to placebo in improving cough frequency, cough severity and child and parent sleep quality.

Quotes about placebo

1. You are a placebo responder. Your body plays tricks on your mind. You cannot be trusted.
- Ben Goldacre, Bad Science

2. placebo

noun. ['pləˈsiːboʊ'] (Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead.


  • over-the-counter medicine


  • placebo (Latin)