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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Carolyn sat on her bed and swallowed the sleeping tablets, washing each down with a mouthful of water.
▪ They were sleeping tablets to help me sleep.
▪ The sleeping tablets hadn't worked.
▪ Tranquillisers, anti-depressants, or sleeping tablets should only be taken if they are really needed.
▪ Montag returns home just after his first meeting with Clarisse to discover his wife has taken an overdose of sleeping tablets.
▪ I no longer need sleeping tablets, I no longer need the occasional valium.
▪ He didn't want to wake the sleeping tablets?
▪ Clare had put her to bed and given her a mug of warm milk and two sleeping tablets.
▪ There is evidence that the Babylonians were using sine tables, recorded in cuneiform symbols on clay tablets, long before Hipparchus.
▪ The administration of each territory was finely tuned and certain aspects of it were recorded on clay tablets at the urban centres.
▪ Then she took out the ecstasy tablet and unwrapped it.
▪ She succumbs after being slipped an ecstasy tablet.
▪ Armed police found 21,000 ecstasy tablets.
▪ Also, try the herb Valerian, which can be taken in tablet form.
▪ In the case of most vitamin supplements which are available in tablet form, excess amounts are simply excreted by the body.
▪ Eat smaller meals and try soda mints or indigestion tablets.
▪ The villa location, largely hidden in undergrowth, is marked with a stone tablet erected by the Club.
▪ All you get in Holloway is vitamin tablets or iron tablets.
▪ We found the salt tablets and a bottle of mineral water.
▪ Police raiding the riverboat party had found cocaine, ecstacy tablets, amphetamines and cannabis resin.
▪ You may find that pain-relieving tablets help.
▪ Anyone finding the tablets is asked to hand them into the police.
▪ I was patched up, had to see the doctor, was given some tablets and that was it.
▪ Joe had given him painkilling tablets to ease his discomfort, but this only made matters worse.
▪ This is not only important for giving tablets, but it also enables you to inspect their teeth.
▪ Eventually she managed to give him his tablet in a nice, juicy pear.
▪ If you got a headache or anything, the nurse would just give you daft little tablets for it.
▪ We gave her salt tablets and two of her own pills; her head wobbled loosely as she swallowed.
▪ Physiotherapy and anti-inflammatory tablets are helping to clear up tendonitis which forced him to return home early from Majorca earlier this month.
▪ They were sleeping tablets to help me sleep.
▪ One tablet daily will help give added protection during winter and throughout the school year.
▪ Just two tablets at bedtime will help you gently drift off.
▪ Nevertheless we are told that he kept tablets or notebooks under his pillow, and would practise his letters from time to time.
▪ And so his advice is: keep taking the tablets.
▪ Taking the medicine Keep tablets and liquid medicines out of reach and sight of children.
▪ The threats broke Errol, and doctors prescribed Prozac for depression and sleeping tablets for insomnia.
▪ Sister Aimee died in 1944, from an accidental overdose of sleeping tablets.
▪ By the end of the Tour, you need sleeping tablets.
▪ Carolyn sat on her bed and swallowed the sleeping tablets, washing each down with a mouthful of water.
▪ An 11-month old baby died after accidentally swallowing a few laetrile tablets.
▪ She swallowed the tablets and drained the mug, feeling a great deal better.
▪ He was shivering again and he swallowed another handful of tablets from his waist pouch.
▪ After she had swallowed the sleeping tablets, Carolyn slept for fourteen hours.
▪ The girl has recovered from her wounds but is still taking tablets to sleep at night.
▪ Then she took three tablets and she killed herself.
▪ He's been taking tablets ever since and they appear to have controlled his condition.
▪ I was taking two tablets a day.
▪ My sister, who is 80, lives on her own and takes no tablets.
▪ After taking away our tablets, he made us recite what we had written.
▪ She woke the following morning and took more tablets.
▪ Constipation Moses took two tablets and went up the mountain.
▪ Try doing without sugar in beverages or use a tablet or liquid sweetener. 4 Avoid too much salt.
▪ I've had the experience a couple of times - just to use the tablets up.
▪ The political aims of the centre are not written on tablets of stone and handed down from the Mount.
▪ vitamin C tablets
▪ After she had swallowed the sleeping tablets, Carolyn slept for fourteen hours.
▪ Another method is to use Boots Sterotabs, £1.39 for 48 tablets.
▪ I was on tablets for two days and then taken off, just like that.
▪ It first appears in Linear B tablets from Pylos.
▪ Physiotherapy and anti-inflammatory tablets are helping to clear up tendonitis which forced him to return home early from Majorca earlier this month.
▪ Three empty bottles of anti-depressant tablets were by his side.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tablet \Ta"blet\, n. [F. tablette, dim. of table. See Table.]

  1. A small table or flat surface.

  2. A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture.

  3. Hence, a small picture; a miniature. [Obs.]

  4. pl. A kind of pocket memorandum book.

  5. A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague.

  6. (Pharm.) A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; -- called also lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "slab or flat surface for an inscription" (especially the two Mosaic tables of stone), from Old French tablete "small table, merchant's display counter" (13c., Modern French tablette), diminutive of table "slab," or from Medieval Latin tabuleta (source also of Spanish tableta, Italian tavoletta), diminutive of Latin tabula (see table (n.)). The meaning "lozenge, pill" is first recorded 1580s; that of "pad of writing paper" in 1880.


n. 1 A slab of clay used for inscription. 2 (context religion English) A short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith. 3 A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance. 4 (context computing English) A graphics tablet. 5 (context computing English) A tablet computer, a type of portable computer. 6 (context Scotland English) A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter. vb. (context transitive English) To form (a drug, etc.) into tablets.

  1. n. a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription

  2. a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge [syn: pad, pad of paper]

  3. a small flat compressed cake of some substance; "a tablet of soap"

  4. a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet [syn: pill, lozenge, tab]

Tablet (pharmacy)

A tablet is a pharmaceutical dosage form. Tablets may be defined as the solid unit dosage form of medicament or medicaments with or without suitable diluents and prepared either by molding or by compression. It comprises a mixture of active substances and excipients, usually in powder form, pressed or compacted from a powder into a solid dose. The excipients can include diluents, binders or granulating agents, glidants (flow aids) and lubricants to ensure efficient tabletting; disintegrants to promote tablet break-up in the digestive tract; sweeteners or flavours to enhance taste; and pigments to make the tablets visually attractive or aid in visual identification of an unknown tablet. A polymer coating is often applied to make the tablet smoother and easier to swallow, to control the release rate of the active ingredient, to make it more resistant to the environment (extending its shelf life), or to enhance the tablet's appearance.

The compressed tablet is the most popular dosage form in use today. About two-thirds of all prescriptions are dispensed as solid dosage forms, and half of these are compressed tablets. A tablet can be formulated to deliver an accurate dosage to a specific site; it is usually taken orally, but can be administered sublingually, buccally, rectally or intravaginally. The tablet is just one of the many forms that an oral drug can take such as syrups, elixirs, suspensions, and emulsions. Medicinal tablets were originally made in the shape of a disk of whatever color their components determined, but are now made in many shapes and colors to help distinguish different medicines. Tablets are often stamped with symbols, letters, and numbers, which enable them to be identified. Sizes of tablets to be swallowed range from a few millimeters to about a centimeter.


Tablet may refer to:

Tablet (newspaper)

Tablet was a bi-weekly alternative newspaper in Seattle, Washington published from 2000-2005. Tablet's focus was on the music, arts, politics and culture of the Pacific Northwest.

Tablet (religious)

A tablet, in a religious context, is a term used for certain religious texts.

Tablet (confectionery)

Tablet (taiblet in Scots) is a medium-hard, sugary confection from Scotland. Tablet is usually made from sugar, condensed milk, and butter, which is boiled to a soft-ball stage and allowed to crystallize. It is often flavoured with vanilla or whisky, and sometimes has nut pieces in it.

Tablet differs from fudge in that it has a brittle, grainy texture, where fudge is much softer. Well-made tablet is a medium-hard confection, not as soft as fudge, but not as hard as hard candy.

Commercially available tablet often uses fondant instead of the milk products. This produces a slightly less granular texture compared to the traditional home-made tablet, and is supposedly much easier to prepare on a commercial scale.

Tablet (magazine)

Tablet magazine is an American Jewish general interest online magazine sponsored by Nextbook. Launched in June 2009, it is the successor magazine to Nextbook (2003–09).

Tablet magazine runs several new pieces each day, in addition to hourly updates on its blog, The Scroll. It also produces weekly installments of its podcast, Vox Tablet.

In December 2009, Nextbook, Inc, Tablet's parent company, announced a strategic partnership with JDub Records. According to the JTA: "Under the partnership, the two organizations will remain separate and will still produce their own records and books and cultural materials, but JDub will essentially become Nextbook's in-house marketing and PR department." By 2011, despite Tablet's support, JDub folded citing an inability to find new funding.

Usage examples of "tablet".

Stories had already reached him of Sterkarms wheedling aspirin out of his security guards and, once they had the tablets in their hands, immediately abandoning whatever deal had been agreed.

He took from it two whole packs of aspirin, each containing twenty-four tablets, one for Toorkild and one for Isobel.

But I know when it was that he came, down here to borrow some aspirin tablets.

Take your aspirin after you drink half a glass of warm water and chase it with another half glass of warm water to promote faster breakup of the tablet.

He then rummaged in his pockets until he found his powerful analgesic tablet, popped it into his mouth, swallowed it with more of the reprocessed water.

Brunies had been questioned by the police in connection with an embarrassing affair -- he had diverted vitamin tablets intended for his pupils to his own mouth -- arrested by the Gestapo, and sent to Stutthof concentration camp, did ballet master Haseloff find an opportunity to carry Jenny off to Berlin.

We walked inside to a hallway, and instead of being confronted with grand family tablets proclaiming the Hall of Glory and Beautitude, we saw one simple plaque on the wall.

I stole some Benzedrine tablets awaiting processing for Narcotics Division.

To this end the psychiatrist prescribed Benzedrine tablets from the Kremlin pharmacy and within two weeks the General Secretary was a pop-eyed wreck.

And while Bee sat and stared at the Ashby tablets in the church at Clare, Brat Farrar was standing in the back room in Pimlico in a brand-new suit and a state of panic.

He bought needle forceps, a nylon suture kit, surgical needles, scalpels, drips, antihistamines, hydrocortisone, penicillin tablets, some powdered antibiotics and three tins of vitamin B.

Small tablets of hypochlorite of lime, each one sufficient to sterilize a pail of water, were also ordered and issued to the first Canadian division, and proved useful.

The design, inclosed by a circle, represents a cross such as would be formed by two rectangular tablets or slips, slit longitudinally and interlaced at right-angles to each other.

So I drank and ate three malted milk tablets and a salt tablet, then had another drink.

Cappy looked up from her meteorology textbook and glanced at the tablet in front of Mary Lynn.