Post Eagle Newspaper


Dec 8, 2023

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The word for today is – PLACEBO.

Doctors may prescribe a placebo for certain patients.|
Scientific research and studies use placeboes in experiments to test the effectiveness of a drug.
It is a substance containing no medication and prescribed
or given to reinforce a patient’s expectation to get well.
Surprisingly, it is the 1st person singular of the future tense of the Latin word
meaning – TO PLEASE. PLACEBO – is translated – I SHALL PLEASE.

Related words are – COMPLACENT, PLACATE.