AskDefine | Define dispensary

Dictionary Definition

dispensary n : clinic where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A place or room where something is dispensed.
  2. A room specifically designed for the dispensing of drugs; a pharmacy.
  3. An institution that dispenses medical supplies and advice.

Extensive Definition

A dispensary is an office in a school, hospital or other organization that dispenses medications and medical supplies.
The term "dispensary" is used in the United States to refer to government agencies that sell alcoholic beverages, particularly in the state of Idaho and the South Carolina Dispensary.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

X ray, blood bank, charity ward, chemist, clinic, consultation room, delivery room, dispensatory, drugstore, emergency, examining room, fever ward, hospital room, intensive care, isolation, labor room, laboratory, maternity ward, nursery, operating room, pharmacy, prison ward, private room, recovery room, semi-private room, surgery, therapy, treatment room, ward
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