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pharmaceuticaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌfɑr·məˈsu·t̬ɪ·kəl/
connected with the ​science, ​preparation, and ​production of ​medicines: the pharmaceutical ​industry

pharmaceuticalnoun [C]

 us   /ˌfɑr·məˈsu·t̬ɪ·kəl/
a ​drug that is made by a ​bigdrugcompany: Dozens of pharmaceuticals have been ​detected in ​minutequantities in ​treated wastewater. infml A pharmaceutical is also a ​bigdrugcompany: Don't ​expectmajor pharmaceuticals to ​letreformspass without a well-funded ​politicalfight.
(Definition of pharmaceutical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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pharmaceuticaladjective

uk   /ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl/  us   /ˌfɑrməˈsuːtɪkəl/
connected with the ​production of ​medicines: the pharmaceutical ​industry a pharmaceutical ​company/​product/​journal The British pharmaceutical ​giant AstraZeneca ​employs about 5,000 ​people in the town.

pharmaceuticalnoun [C, usually plural]

uk   /ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl/  us   /ˌfɑrməˈsuːtɪkəl/
a ​medicine: Pharmaceuticals ​account for 10% of the country's non-oil ​exports.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET shares in ​companiesconnected with the ​production of ​medicines: Pharmaceuticals ​rose and ​airlinestocksfell after the outbreak of swine flu.
(Definition of pharmaceutical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pharmaceutical”
in Chinese (Simplified) 制药的…
in Turkish eczacılığa ait, ilaç yapımıyla ilgili…
in Russian фармацевтический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 製藥的…
in Polish farmaceutyczny…
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