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
Recent Examples on the Web While drugstore chains say that their shoppers would rather have an in-person consultation with a pharmacist to learn the about new medications, returning again and again for refills of drugs taken for chronic conditions is often a chore. Matt Day, Bloomberg.com, "Amazon's Drugstore Isn't Revolutionizing Anything—for Now," 18 Nov. 2020 Shares of drugstore chains sank in pre-market trading, with CVS dropping about 9% and Walgreens slumping 12%. CBS News, "Amazon opens online pharmacy with prescription delivery," 17 Nov. 2020 Amazon has launched its online pharmacy for medications and prescription refills, rattling CVS and other drugstore chains. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "The kids aren't all right," 17 Nov. 2020 Alternatively, if your supermarket doesn’t carry third-party gift cards, another option is to purchase gift cards at your local drugstore, such as CVS or Walgreens. Jennifer Yellin, CNN Underscored, "Are you using the best credit card for your holiday shopping?," 13 Nov. 2020 Hawaii will require a nucleic acid amplification test, which includes PCR and some newer rapid tests, administered by one of its partner organizations, including airlines, some drugstore chains and testing labs. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Can Airport Covid Testing Get People Flying Again?," 7 Oct. 2020 Your local drugstore likely has oral antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays, topical antihistamines, oral and nasal decongestants, and saline for nasal irrigation. Emily Shiffer, Popular Science, "How to make sure fall allergies don’t take you out," 4 Oct. 2019 There are endless lip treatments to choose from, and while some people keep it classic with drugstore favorites, others opt for luxe investment balms. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The Best Lip Balms Glamour Editors Can’t Live Without," 10 Nov. 2020 The deal is expected to help Ulta (ULTA), which sells a mix of drugstore beauty and pricey brands that aren't normally found in big box stores, reach younger and more budget-conscious consumers. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, "Ulta is opening up mini shops inside Target stores," 10 Nov. 2020

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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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26 Nov 2020

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“Drugstore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drugstore. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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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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