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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Synonyms for drugstore


apothecary, 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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Delaware Wilmington: Authorities have closed five local mini-markets amid an investigation into organized shoplifting targeting major drugstore chains. USA TODAY, "Ladybug storm, a riot going on, sweaty Sparty: News from around our 50 states," 6 June 2019 Fans were quick to say her scrub was nothing more than a pricier version of the drugstore classic St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Used Only Kylie Skin Products For a Whole Week. Here's My Honest Review.," 29 May 2019 As for her choices in beauty, her makeup artist has shared the drugstore products that Cardi swears by. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Cardi B Hinted at a Possible Beauty Line," 9 May 2019 But with all that on her plate, she's doubled-down on mindfulness for a clear-headed view of everything from body image to the best drugstore beauty products. Glamour, "Rosario Dawson's Self-Care Routine Includes Meditation, Face Masks, and Cory Booker," 26 Apr. 2019 Even my drugstore finds, the aforementioned True Match and Conceal and Perfect looked flawless. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "365 Days of Foundation: How One Vogue Writer Finally Found a Perfect Match," 18 Apr. 2019 The secret, apparently, lies in a simple $8 drugstore beauty product that the Duchess of Sussex used to buy in bulk. Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Once Gushed About Buying Bioré Cleansing Cloths in Bulk," 30 Mar. 2019 Read on for the Glamour Beauty Award-winning drugstore skin care products. Glamour, "Beauty Awards: The Best Drugstore Skin Care Products of 2019," 25 Mar. 2019 And, importantly, the expensive or prescription options may or may not be superior to a drugstore product with the same active ingredient. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "What Exactly Are 'Actives' in Skin-Care Products?," 8 Mar. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of drugstore

US : 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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