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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.


(Commerce) US and Canadian a shop where medical prescriptions are made up and a wide variety of goods and sometimes light meals are sold


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.]


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.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


(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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References in classic literature ?
One afternoon in the week before Christmas, I came upon Lena and her funny, square-headed little brother Chris, standing before the drugstore, gazing in at the wax dolls and blocks and Noah's Arks arranged in the frosty show window.
But my uncle led me to his drugstore, where the stage was to call for me, and made me taste a little camphor; with this prophylactic, Cervantes and I somehow got home together alive.
When the children were not well at home, Teta Elzbieta would gather herbs and cure them; now she was obliged to go to the drugstore and buy extracts--and how was she to know that they were all adulterated?
Wet 'n' Wild MegaGlo Face Illuminator in Blushing, $3, drugstores
Fast-Dry Nail Enamel in Girlish Pink, $2, drugstores