noun, plural dis·pen·sa·ries.

  1. a place where something is dispensed, especially medicines.
  2. a charitable or public facility where medicines are furnished and free or inexpensive medical advice is available.

noun plural -ries

  1. a place where medicine and medical supplies are dispensed

“place for weighing out medicines,” 1690s, from Medieval Latin dispensarius “one who dispenses,” from Latin dispensare (see dispense).


  1. An office in a hospital or other institution from which medical supplies and medicines are dispensed.
  2. A public institution that dispenses medicines or medical aid.
  3. An outpatient department of a hospital.

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