Part of speech: noun

A place where medicines are kept and compounded, especially where they are given freely to the poor.

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Usage examples "dispensary":

  1. Tuesday, July 13, 1915. We finished getting ready the stores for the dispensary to- day. - "My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915", Monica M. Stanley.
  2. I refused the medicine, and then they took me down to the dispensary, lashed me to a chair, and used the pump on me. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.
  3. The sick were attended by a surgeon from the Dispensary, in consideration of 12 guineas per annum, contributed by the corporation to that most praiseworthy institution. - "Recollections of Old Liverpool", A Nonagenarian.