Business / Finance / Poison Pill: Anti-takeover device that gives a prospective acquiree's shareholders the right to buy shares of the firm or shares of anyone who acquires the firm at a deep discount to their fair market value. Named after the cyanide pill that secret government agents are said to be instructed to swallow if capture is imminent.
Pill Noun Synonyms: tablet, capsule, bolus, pellet, pilule, medicine, medication, medicament, drug, pharmaceutical, remedy, cure, cough drop, pastille, lozenge, troche
Poison Adjective Synonyms: toxin, venom, bane, miasma, mephitis
Poison Noun Synonyms: defile, adulterate, infect, taint, pollute, contaminate, debase, pervert, vitiate, subvert, warp, envenom
Business / Finance / People Pill: A form of poison pill providing that the entire management threatens to resign in the event of a takeover. MORE
Health / Disease / Spill-Back: The transmission of infectious agents from wildlife populations back to domestic population. MORE