Definitions

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  • adjective Functioning as a placebo.

Etymologies

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placebo +‎ -ic

Examples

  • Maybe then we can put this placebic compromise behind us and start again from scratch.

    Ned Goldreyer: Eat Right and Exercise in Futility

  • Finally the gentlemen with the butterfly nets arrive and it's off for a few years of painful, placebic, procedures and questionable, scientificky, experiments performed by huge faceless Pharmaceutical Corporations on behalf of your children who can't wait to collect their inheritance.

    Sun Tan

  • In fact, this worked out almost categorically - in the "small favor" condition, the placebic-information group behaved almost exactly like the real-information group, while in the "big favor" condition, the placebic-information group behaved almost exactly like the request-only group.

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  • Thus, it was predicted that as the favor became more demanding, the placebic information group would behave more like the request-only group and differently

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  • Thus, it was predicted that as the favor became more demanding, the placebic information group would behave more like the request-only group and differently

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  • In fact, this worked out almost categorically - in the "small favor" condition, the placebic-information group behaved almost exactly like the real-information group, while in the "big favor" condition, the placebic-information group behaved almost exactly like the request-only group.

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  • "placebic information" (see here for what started me off).

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  • "placebic information" (see here for what started me off).

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