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also drug store  (drŭg′stôr′)
1. A pharmacy.
2. A store that contains a pharmacy and also sells products such as toiletries, cosmetics, household goods, and snacks.
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(Commerce) US and Canadian a shop where medical prescriptions are made up and a wide variety of goods and sometimes light meals are sold
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or drug′ store`,

the place of business of a druggist, usu. also selling toiletries, cosmetics, stationery, etc., and sometimes soft drinks and light meals.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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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.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drugstore - a retail shop where medicine and other articles are solddrugstore - 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"
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[ˈdrʌgstɔːr] n (US)pharmacie-droguerie f, drugstore mdrug-taker [ˈdrʌgteɪkər] nconsommateur/trice m/f de droguedrug-taking [ˈdrʌgteɪkɪŋ] nconsommation f de drogue(s)drug trafficker ntrafiquant(e) m/f de droguedrug trafficking ntrafic m de droguedrug user nconsommateur/trice m/f de drogue
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(drag) noun
1. any substance used in medicine. She has been prescribed a new drug for her stomach-pains.
2. a substance, sometimes one used in medicine, taken by some people to achieve a certain effect, eg great happiness or excitement. I think she takes drugs; He behaves as though he is on drugs.
verbpast tense, past participle drugged
to make to lose consciousness by giving a drug. She drugged him and tied him up.
ˈdruggist noun
(American) a person who sells medicines etc; a chemist; a pharmacist.
ˈdrug-ˌaddict noun
a person who has formed the habit of taking drugs.
ˈdrugstore noun
(American) a shop which sells various articles (eg cosmetics, newpapers and soft drinks) as well as medicines.
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