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[druhg-stawr, -stohr] /ˈdrʌgˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr/
the place of business of a druggist, usually also selling cosmetics, stationery, toothpaste, mouthwash, cigarettes, etc., and sometimes soft drinks and light meals.
Also, drug store.
Origin of drugstore
1800-10, Americanism; drug1 + store Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for drugstore
  • Bandages and ointments infused with essence of maggot may soon be coming to a drugstore near you.
  • Here you can visit the depot, filled with train memorabilia, and step inside the vintage drugstore and schoolhouse.
  • But there may be potential hurdles before alligator-based medicines can reach drugstore shelves.
  • Poking around in their father's drugstore, they found chemicals which they used to create the first fluorescent paint.
  • He finds the truck in a drugstore car park, hooks it and drives off in less than a minute.
  • We also gave her strict instructions to read the ingredients of any drugstore purchase she planned to put in her mouth.
  • That's why, unlike theatre actors, movie actors have been found at a drugstore counter.
  • There's a handful of traffic lights, a corner drugstore and a pair of rail lines.
  • Take a stroll down the personal-care aisle of any drugstore, and you'll see quite a few options to keep you dry.
  • Even with over-the-counter approval, statins would not be available on drugstore shelves next to cold medications and aspirin.
British Dictionary definitions for drugstore


(US & Canadian) a shop where medical prescriptions are made up and a wide variety of goods and sometimes light meals are sold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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