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 In fact, the drugstore chain could plausibly take its leverage as high as six times Ebitda. Chris Hughes | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "How the World’s Biggest Leveraged Buyout Could Be Done," 8 Nov. 2019 Several drugstore chains have already removed Zantac and generic versions from store shelves. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada," 18 Oct. 2019 Someone with Instagram-flawless contouring might have honed her craft using the finest from the drugstore aisles, and the utterly makeup-free type might be spending thousands on laser treatments and serums. Lori Taylor Davis, Glamour, "I’m a Celebrity Makeup Artist, and I Spend $9,091 on My Beauty Routine a Year," 10 Oct. 2019 With Halloween approaching, the drugstore beauty aisles are about to be lined with temporary hair color. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Can We Talk About Joaquin Phoenix’s Unrealistic Dye Job in Joker?," 4 Oct. 2019 These brands, which are mainly sold in drugstore aisles, have suffered as shoppers have turned to digitally-savvy beauty startups that sell directly to consumers online. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Beauty Sector’s Uglier Stocks Deserve Second Look," 12 July 2019 Look no further than the drugstore aisle for evidence: Earlier this year, L’Oréal named silver the hair color of the year. Lauren Mechling, Vogue, "Should I Break Up With My Hair Colorist to Go Gray?," 22 Mar. 2019 Bonus: Many of these brands are available in the drugstore beauty aisle. SELF, "12 Makeup Brands Dermatologists Recommend for Sensitive Skin," 23 Dec. 2018 For decades, Gillette was mostly alone, with just its lackluster drugstore aisle competitor Schick (owned by Pfizer until 2003, now by Playtex parent company Edgewell Personal Care) for company. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "The absurd quest to make the “best” razor," 11 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of drugstore

1771, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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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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