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chemist

noun [C] uk   /ˈkem.ɪst/ us  

chemist noun [C] (SCIENCE)

B1 a person who studies chemistry, or a scientist who works with chemicals or studies their reactions
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chemist noun [C] (MEDICINE)

UK ( US pharmacist) a person whose job is to prepare and sell medicines and other goods in a shop
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A2 UK ( UK also chemist's, US drugstore) a shop where you can buy medicines, make-up, and sometimes other things such as chocolate
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