drug·store | \ -ˌstȯr \

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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For example, my current derm, Michele Farber, M.D., of Schweiger Dermatology in New York City, pushes drugstore-staple CeraVe samples on me after every visit. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "The 9 Best Skin-Care Tips I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Being a Beauty Editor," 13 July 2018 There are unscrupulous online pharmacies that masquerade as Canadian drugstores. Houston Chronicle, "Vicks VapoRub for poison ivy itch," 8 July 2018 Two allergy medications — cetirizine, also known as Zyrtec, and loratadine, sold under the Claritin brand — cost about three-quarters less on Amazon than the drugstore chains’ house brands did in the store. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Amazon is already undercutting prices on over-the-counter pills," 6 July 2018 Read More Five Charlotte drugstores will soon close, but plans are in place to help customers Caruso said the Rite Aid store at 14120 Statesville Road in Huntersville closed June 13. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Several more drugstores in the Charlotte area set to close soon," 6 July 2018 Latest Stories Shares of CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid immediately tanked on fears that the retail giant would crumple the drugstore market. NBC News, "Pharmacy shares tank on news Amazon is buying online prescription company PillPack," 28 June 2018 So take the time to pick up a brand-new towel this year—and not the cheap drugstore kind. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "These Towels Will Level Up Your Beach Style," 23 June 2018 The drugstore-favorite LashBlast comes in four different colors—black, very black, brown, and very brown—and is also available in a waterproof version. Lisa Desantis, Health.com, "The Under-$10 Mascara That Shay Mitchell Is Obsessed With," 18 June 2018 Everything must go and everything went, as another landmark San Francisco drugstore turned belly up yesterday. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF police officer shot to death in gunbattle in 1968," 14 June 2018

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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

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


drug·store | \ ˈdrəg-ˌstȯr \

Kids Definition of drugstore

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


drug·store | \ -ˌstō(ə)r, -ˌstȯ(ə)r \

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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