Meaning of “drugstore” in the English Dictionary

"drugstore" in English

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drugstorenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdrʌɡ.stɔːr/ us /ˈdrʌɡ.stɔːr/ US UK chemist, chemist's

Examples from literature

  • I've passed this same old drugstore seven times. 
  • If the wound be likely to keep on oozing blood, put on first a thickness of surgeon's cotton, or prepared cotton-batting, an ounce of which can be purchased for ten cents at any drugstore. 
  • Suddenly an idea occurred to her and she made straight for the nearest drugstore. 
  • Then quite suddenly he stepped from the train and made his way to where the magenta-pink and violet lights of Martin's drugstore glowed in the night. 
  • What an alluring place the little drugstore was! 

(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 sells medicines and usually other goods, esp. products relating 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 /ˈdrʌɡstɔːr/ us US UK chemist

COMMERCE a store where you can buy medicines, 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)