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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 ?
Let me go to the chemist's and get something," said Mrs.
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.
We slipped out to the chemist's shop in the town, and he bought a large glittering tin thing whose workings he explained.
Colia was in an almost hysterical state; he cried continuously, but was running about all day, all the same; fetching doctors, of whom he collected three; going to the chemist's, and so on.
And Bert touched the fringe of a number of trades in succession--draper's porter, chemist's boy, doctor's page, junior assistant gas-fitter, envelope addresser, milk-cart assistant, golf caddie, and at last helper in a bicycle shop.
I took it to the nearest chemist's, and handed it in.
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.
In order to control this disorderly race of thought he forced himself to read the name on the chemist's shop directly opposite him; then to examine the objects in the shop windows, and then to focus his eyes exactly upon a little group of women looking in at the great windows of a large draper's shop.
They kept me three-quarters of an hour waiting at the chemist's this morning, for no reason whatever.
I'll drive you to a chemist's and put something on that.
If you please, sir, do you know where I can find a chemist's shop open at this time of night?
On closer examination, a chemist's printed label was discovered on this morsel of paper.