- 1British A shop where medicinal drugs are dispensed and sold, and in which toiletries and other medical goods can be purchased: antihistamine tablets are freely available in chemistsMore example sentences
- Legalise drugs and have them properly sold in chemists and off-licenses, and there will be no money to buy guns.
- These are available through chemists sold as a remedy for motion sickness.
- Weleda products are available from most chemists and health food shops.
- 1.1A person authorized to dispense medicinal drugs.More example sentences
- The higher professional category includes chemists, vets, dentists and barristers.
- There is still the image that chemists simply dispense medicine after a visit to the doctor.
- However, it did eventually run out, and the chemist reported that he was no longer allowed to supply it, because the mercury content was potentially dangerous.
- 2A person engaged in chemical research or experiments: chemists have developed catalysts that can turn low-grade fuels into petrolMore example sentences
- The first person to appreciate the meaning of such experiments was the English chemist and physicist Henry Cavendish.
- One researcher with perhaps the greatest reason to hope for success in producing silicon was the English chemist and physicist Humphry Davy.
- Take for example vinegar, more formally known to chemists as acetic acid, CH 3 COOH.
late Middle English (denoting an alchemist): from French chimiste, from modern Latin chimista, from alchimista 'alchemist', from alchimia (see alchemy).
More definitions of chemistDefinition of chemist in:
- The US English dictionary