drug·​store | \ ˈdrəg-ˌstȯr How to pronounce drugstore (audio) \

Definition of drugstore

: a retail store where medicines and miscellaneous articles are sold : pharmacy

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Examples of drugstore in a Sentence

we picked up her medicine and some toothpaste at the drugstore
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First Known Use of drugstore

1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drugstore was in 1771

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19 Jan 2022

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“Drugstore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drugstore. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of drugstore

: a store that sells medicines and various other products (such as newspapers, candy, soap, etc.)


drug·​store | \ ˈdrəg-ˌstȯr How to pronounce drugstore (audio) \

Kids Definition of drugstore

: a store where medicines and other items are sold : pharmacy


drug·​store | \ -ˌstō(ə)r, -ˌstȯ(ə)r How to pronounce drugstore (audio) \

Medical Definition of drugstore

: a retail store where medicines and miscellaneous articles (as food, cosmetics, and film) are sold

called also pharmacy

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