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American Sign Language: "pill"
The concept of a "pill" in ASL is generally expressed by just
fingerspelling the letters "P-I-L-L."
Another sign is to use a "G"-handshape as a classifier to mime
holding a "pill" between the tips of your index finger and thumb.
There is a sign that means "take a pill." It looks as if you are
flicking a pill into your mouth.
PILL: "take a pill" (verb form)
You could do a smaller double movement (repetition) of this sign to change
it from a verb into a noun. Or if you do two or more larger (full
movements) to indicate a process of taking pills (as in describing the
behavior of someone who is always popping pills).
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