Definition of suppository noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈpɒzətri//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈpɑːzətɔːri//
(pl. suppositories)
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a small piece of solid medicine that is placed in the rectum or vagina and left to dissolve gradually Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin suppositorium, neuter (used as a noun) of late Latin suppositorius ‘placed underneath’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: suppository