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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The wipes aren't the only drugstore favorite in her regimen. Marci Robin, Allure, "Nina Dobrev Revealed the Drugstore Skin-Care Products She Uses Every Day, and They’re Just $7," 10 Apr. 2019 Even better, her favorites can be found at your local Ulta or drugstore. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Nina Dobrev's Nighttime Skincare Routine," 9 Apr. 2019 The affordable skincare product is available in drugstores and on Amazon for less than $8. Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Once Gushed About Buying Bioré Cleansing Cloths in Bulk," 30 Mar. 2019 While drugstore medications work for many, there are other natural solutions that may provide alternative relief. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Definitive Guide to Surviving Allergy Season," 22 Mar. 2019 The combined company includes an insurance operation, a pharmacy-benefit manager and thousands of retail drugstores. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "CVS Urges Judge Not to Halt Integration of Aetna," 18 Dec. 2018 Worth noting is that many of the drugstore big guys are not cruelty-free. Tynan Sinks, Allure, "9 of the Best Cheap Makeup Brands That Are Seriously Underrated," 27 Sep. 2018 Here are some of the best drugstore under-eye concealers that not only work, but are also budget-friendly. Erin Jahns, The Seattle Times, "Best under-eye concealers for less than $15," 20 Apr. 2018 Whether or not your drugstore has set out its Halloween candy yet, fall is officially here—and with it, Pinterest's annual roundup of the platform's most popular Halloween costume ideas. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "The Most-Searched Halloween Makeup Ideas on Pinterest for 2018," 26 Sep. 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

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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