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over-the-counter

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəðəˈkaʊntər/
Over-the-counter medicines can be bought in a shop without first visiting a doctor.Medicine in different forms
over-the-counter adverb Most of these drugs can be bought over-the-counter.
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