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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"
مَخْزَن أدويَه وَغَيْرِها
illatszer- és vegyesbolt
obchod s rôznym tovarom


[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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This effort was framed and hung in the drug store window by the side of the ear of corn with an uneven number of rows.
He rushed downstairs and sent somebody--they said the furnace man or somebody in the basement--out to a drug store for some oil and things to bind it up with.
Sylvester West's Drug Store was still open and he went in and bought a cigar.
The Ratignolles lived at no great distance from Edna's home, on the corner of a side street, where Monsieur Ratignolle owned and conducted a drug store which enjoyed a steady and prosperous trade.
Well,' I says, 'just stay by him till I turn out and hunt up a drug store, and I reckon I'll fetch something that'll make them di'monds tired of the company they're keeping.
They took Boggs to a little drug store, the crowd pressing around just the same, and the whole town following, and I rushed and got a good place at the window, where I was close to him and could see in.
They carry you out, just as they carry a sun-struck man to the drug store, and put you on, and help get you to rights, and fix your feet in the stirrups; and all the while you do feel so strange and stuffy and like somebody else -- like somebody that has been mar- ried on a sudden, or struck by lightning, or something like that, and hasn't quite fetched around yet, and is sort of numb, and can't just get his bearings.
Came the long day, when, routed from bed at three in the morning to dig a surface car out of the wrecked show windows of a drug store and get it back on the track, they had laboured all day clearing up a half-dozen smash-ups and arrived at the car house at nine at night just as another call came in.
I saw two, in the window of Bowman's Drug Store An' you know, Billy, they've got a hollow fang, and when they stick it into you the poison runs down the hollow.
What have become of the owners of the small drug stores that you forced to the wall?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered a pharmaceutical company and a drug store chain to stop promoting and offering immunization services without authorization, as such activities could pose 'a potential health hazard to the consuming public.
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