American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A white, crystalline compound, CH3COOC6H4COOH, derived from salicylic acid and commonly used in tablet form to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation. It is also used as an antiplatelet agent. Also called acetylsalicylic acid.
- n. A tablet of aspirin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A white crystalline compound, obtained by the action of acetic anhydrid or acetyl chlorid on salicylic acid; acetylsalicylic acid. It is used in the treatment of chorea.
- n. uncountable, pharmacology An analgesic drug, acetylsalicylic acid.
- n. countable A tablet containing this substance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Pharm.) A white crystalline compound, acetyl salicylic acid (CH3.CO.O.C6H4.CO.OH) widely used as a drug for relief of pain and alleviation of fever. It has analgesic, antipyretic, and antiinflammatory properties, and is one of a class of agents called non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The name was originally a trade name, but has become the preferred name for the substance. It is actually a prodrug, liberating salicylic acid, the ultimate pharmacologically active agent, in the intestines. It is more effective when taken orally than is salicylic acid, because it dissolves more readily.
- n. the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
- From the German trademark Aspirin, from Acetylirte Spirsäure ("acetylated spiræic acid"). The trade name Aspirin is a registered trademark in some countries, but has entered the English language in generic usage. (Wiktionary)
- Originally a trademark. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So, changes in aspirin use could have been the reason for some of the extra heart attacks and strokes.”
“Even aspirin is deemed a mood-altering drug to be avoided — too bad if you take it to prevent blood clots.”
“US. baby aspirin is 81 milligrams and regular aspirin, 325 milligrams.”
“Most of an anti-inflammatory dose of aspirin is rapidly deacetylated to form salicylate as the active metabolite.”
“I protested that aspirin is the strongest drug that I take and it's unlikely that I would ever come into contact with the cartel.”
“The aspirin is an anticoagulant -- keeps blood from clotting properly.”
“Calling it an ‘aspirin factory’ just because they also made aspirin is a lie by omission.”
“Children at high risk for complications from the flu who should get vaccinated include those with asthma, immune suppression, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, HIV-AIDS, diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, long-term aspirin therapy, and any condition that can reduce lung function.”
“Other factors include being pregnant; other chronic lung problems, such as emphysema; chronic heart, kidney, liver or blood disorders; neurological disorders that cause breathing problems; diabetes; and being under 18 years old and on long-term aspirin therapy ..”
“At higher risk for complications, such as pregnant women, children under 5, adults over 65, and people with underlying medical conditions or immune deficiencies, as well as people under 19 years of age on long term aspirin therapy.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘aspirin’.
Vot? Stuff dispensed from vending machines. Don't ask vhy.
p.s. Generic, no brand names please.
bubblegum, soft drinks, cigarettes, coffee, muesli bars, phone cards, stale peanuts, chicken salad san..., cheeseburger, peanut butter coo..., an original work ..., amaretto-flavored... and 62 more...
Prolagus said: Sigh, I didn't go anywhere. Deadlines are too close. I have to wait until Christmas holidays...
bilby said: Did you find somewhere for your weekend break?
Trademarked names that people use to refer to the thing in general, regardless of maker.
all of these are from 7 English
dictionaries and Macquarie dictionary
I havent listed capitalized ones yet
but Viagra would be one and common
words like sterling a sub-machi...
Trademarks that have lost their character as indicators of source to become a general term for a product or service.
From wikipedia: "The following is a list of English words without rhymes, i.e. a list of words in the English language which rhyme with no other English words in the sense that they are pronounced ...
Pharmaceutical brand names. I've always been interested in the thoughts these evoke, the root words they're based on, and the millions of marketing dollars pumped into getting them just right. They...
Looking for tweets for aspirin.