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over–the–counter

adjective

Simple Definition of over–the–counter

  • : available for purchase without a special note (called a prescription) from a doctor

  • business : not traded on an organized stock exchange

Full Definition of over–the–counter

  1. 1 :  not traded or effected on an organized securities exchange <over–the–counter transactions> <over–the–counter securities>

  2. 2 :  sold lawfully without prescription <an over–the–counter pain reliever>

1921

First Known Use of over–the–counter

1921

Rhymes with over–the–counter


Medical Dictionary

over–the–counter

adjective

Medical Definition of over–the–counter

  1. :  sold lawfully without prescription <an over–the–counter painkiller>




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