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"drugstore" in British English

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drugstorenoun [C]

uk   /ˈdrʌɡ.stɔːr/  us   /-stɔːr/ US (UK chemist, chemist's)
B1 a ​shop where you can ​buymedicines, ​make-up, and other things such as ​chocolate

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  • If you're going to the drugstore, could you get me something?
  • I ​bought some ​bandage from the drugstore.
(Definition of drugstore from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drugstore" in American English

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drugstorenoun [C]

 us   /ˈdrʌɡˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr/
a ​store that ​sellsmedicines and usually other ​goods, esp. ​productsrelating to ​cleaning and ​caring for the ​body
(Definition of drugstore from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"drugstore" in Business English

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drugstorenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdrʌɡstɔːr/ US ( UK chemist)
COMMERCE a ​store where you can ​buymedicines, beauty ​products, etc.: Small drugstores may be ​forced out of ​business by a ​cut in ​payments for ​Medicaid patients' ​drugs.
(Definition of drugstore from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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