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Meaning of aspirin

as•pi•rin

Pronunciation: (as'pur-in, -prin), [key]
— pl. -rin, -rins.
  1. a white, crystalline substance, CHO, derivative of salicylic acid, used as an anti-inflammatory agent and to relieve the pain of headache, rheumatism, gout, neuralgia, etc.; acetylsalicylic acid.
  2. an aspirin tablet: I took two aspirin and went right to bed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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