dispensary


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dis·pen·sa·ry

 (dĭ-spĕn′sə-rē)
n. pl. dis·pen·sa·ries
1. An office in a hospital, school, or other institution from which medical supplies, preparations, and treatments are dispensed.
2. A public institution that dispenses medicines or medical aid.

dispensary

(dɪˈspɛnsərɪ; -srɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Pharmacology) a place where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed

dis•pen•sa•ry

(dɪˈspɛn sə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a place where something is dispensed, esp. medicines.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dispensary - clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispenseddispensary - clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed
clinic - a healthcare facility for outpatient care
Translations
مُسْتَوْصَف
lékárnavýdejna léků
receptur
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dispensary

[dɪsˈpensərɪ] N (gen) → dispensario m; (in hospital) → farmacia f

dispensary

[dɪˈspɛnsəri] n (in hospital)pharmacie f; (in chemist's)officine f

dispensary

n (in hospital) → (Krankenhaus)apotheke f; (in chemist’s) → Apothekenabteilung f; (= clinic)Dispensarium nt

dispensary

[dɪsˈpɛnsrɪ] nfarmacia; (clinic) → dispensario, ambulatorio

dispense

(diˈspens) verb
1. to give or deal out.
2. to prepare (medicines, especially prescriptions) for giving out.
diˈspensaryplural diˈspensaries noun
a place especially in a hospital where medicines are given out.
diˈspenser noun
dispense with
to get rid of or do without. We could economize by dispensing with two assistants.

dis·pen·sa·ry

n. dispensario, clínica, establecimiento que proporciona asistencia médica y dispensa medicamentos.
References in classic literature ?
Brocklehurst and his family never came near Lowood now: household matters were not scrutinised into; the cross housekeeper was gone, driven away by the fear of infection; her successor, who had been matron at the Lowton Dispensary, unused to the ways of her new abode, provided with comparative liberality.
1821 the only officially supported charitable organization in New York City was the City Dispensary -- municipal aid to others having been cut off in 1817 on the grounds that charity to the poor only made them lazy and improvident}
I'm just going to take this round to the dispensary to have it made up, and then I'll come back.
His residence and principal consulting-room is at Kennington Road, but he has a branch surgery and dispensary at Lower Brixton Road, two miles away.
You know, it often is so - those simple, old-fashioned remedies are sometimes more efficacious than all the dispensary stuff.
But I'm not a nurse, thank heaven, I work in the dispensary.
The crowd had only the satisfaction of accompanying Oliver through two or three streets, and down a place called Mutton Hill, when he was led beneath a low archway, and up a dirty court, into this dispensary of summary justice, by the back way.
It's a regulation of natur --a dispensary, as your poor mother-in-law used to say.
Weller; 'I call it a dispensary, and it's always writ up so, at the places vere they gives you physic for nothin' in your own bottles; that's all.
3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian marijuana stakeholders are scrambling to meet the complex requirements for eight merit-based dispensary licenses.
Summary: Health Minister Wael Abu Faour ordered Thursday a medical dispensary near Beirut to shut down over the usea of expired medicine and warned a Jounieh hospital for not receiving an emergency case.
According to details, dispensary to establish at Dhok Gujjaran will cost Rs.