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chemist's

(ˈkɛmɪsts)
n
(Commerce) Brit a chemist's shop

chemist's

drugstorepharmacy
1. 'chemist's'

In Britain, a chemist's or chemist is a shop where you can buy medicine, cosmetics, and some household items.

She bought a couple of bottles of vitamin tablets at the chemist's.
He bought the perfume at the chemist in St James's Arcade.
2. 'drugstore'

In the United States, a shop where you can buy medicine and cosmetics is called a drugstore. In some drugstores, you can also buy simple meals and snacks.

3. 'pharmacy'

A pharmacy is the place within a chemist's or drugstore, or within a supermarket or other business, where you can get prescription drugs.

Check in the pharmacy section of the drugstore.

In Britain, a chemist's is often referred to as a pharmacy.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chemist's - a retail shop where medicine and other articles are soldchemist's - a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
pharmacopoeia - a collection or stock of drugs
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
References in classic literature ?
If you please, sir, do you know where I can find a chemist's shop open at this time of night?
Let me go to the chemist's and get something," said Mrs.
Wragge watched her from the window and saw that she took the direction of the chemist's shop.
I'll drive you to a chemist's and put something on that.
The doctors were of use to Natasha because they kissed and rubbed her bump, assuring her that it would soon pass if only the coachman went to the chemist's in the Arbat and got a powder and some pills in a pretty box of a ruble and seventy kopeks, and if she took those powders in boiled water at intervals of precisely two hours, neither more nor less.
I took it to the nearest chemist's, and handed it in.
She sent for the doctor, sent to the chemist's, set the maid who had come with her and Marya Nikolaevna to sweep and dust and scrub; she herself washed up something, washed out something else, laid something under the quilt.
He wrote a prescription, which he said he would leave at the nearest chemist's, and he impressed upon her the necessity of taking her medicine with the utmost regularity.
When they had finished eating they called at the chemist's for the medicine Philip had ordered, and going back to the shabby room he made her take a dose.
On closer examination, a chemist's printed label was discovered on this morsel of paper.
Then, traversing with the decided step of one who remembered the way well, several dark and dirty streets--much dirtier than usual, for the best public thoroughfares remained uncleansed in those times of terror--he stopped at a chemist's shop, which the owner was closing with his own hands.
The Coroner called Albert Mace, chemist's assistant.