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  1. placebo

    • IPA[pləˈsēbō]

    美式

    • n.
      a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect;a substance that has no therapeutic effect, used as a control in testing new drugs.
    • noun: placebo, plural noun: placebos

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect his Aunt Beatrice had been kept alive on sympathy and placebos for thirty years placebo drugs
    • a substance that has no therapeutic effect, used as a control in testing new drugs.
    • a measure designed merely to calm or please someone pacified by the placebos of the previous year, they claimed a moral victory