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dispensary

dis·pen·sa·ry

dispensary

 
pronunciation:
dih spen s ri
part of speech: noun
inflections: dispensaries
definition 1: a room in an institution, such as a hospital, in which medical supplies are kept and given out.
It was suspected that someone had stolen the drugs from the dispensary.
definition 2: a public or charitable institution that gives free or low-cost medical aid; clinic.
Free flu shots were being administered by the dispensary that week.