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Meaning of “chemist” in the English Dictionary

"chemist" in British English

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chemistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkem.ɪst/
  • chemist noun [C] (MEDICINE)

UK (US pharmacist) a ​person whose ​job is to ​prepare and ​sellmedicines and other ​goods in a ​shop
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A2 UK (UK also chemist's, US drugstore) a ​shop where you can ​buymedicines, ​make-up, and sometimes other things such as ​chocolate
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(Definition of chemist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chemist" in American English

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chemistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkem·əst/
a ​scientist who ​works with ​chemicals or ​studiestheirreactions Br A chemist or chemist's is a ​drugstore.
(Definition of chemist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"chemist" in Business English

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chemistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkemɪst/
a ​person who ​studies chemistry, or a scientist who ​works with ​chemicals or ​studies their ​reactions: He was a chemist who ​led several rubber ​researchinstitutes in Malaysia. a forensic/​industrial/​nuclear/​research chemist
UK ( also pharmacist, US also druggist) a ​person whose ​job is to prepare and ​sellmedicines in a ​store: If you ​think that you may ​qualify for ​freeprescriptions, ​ask the chemist for a ​receiptform.
UK (UK also chemist's, UK also chemist shop, also pharmacy, US also drugstore) COMMERCE a ​store where you can ​buymedicines, beauty ​products, ​products for washing your body, etc.: He is ​chairman of Boots, Britain's biggest chemist. Jane was a pharmacist in a chemist's in a ​small town.
(Definition of chemist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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