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harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill

The meaning of the word placebo is harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill.

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sleeperone that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
franticwild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
functionalmade for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
eccentricityoddity; idiosyncrasy
filigreedelicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
congealfreeze; coagulate
variegated(esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
automatonmechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
sundrymiscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
abstracttheoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational