adjective Date: 1958 capable of being bought without a doctor's prescription <
nonprescription drugs

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  • nonprescription — onprescription adj. 1. able to be sold legally without a doctor s prescription; over the counter; of medicinal drugs; as, Aspirin is a nonprescription antiinflammatory drug. Opposite of {prescription}. [prenominal] Syn: non… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonprescription — [nän΄prē skrip′shən, nän΄priskrip′shən] adj. available without a prescription: said of a drug …   English World dictionary

  • nonprescription — non·pre·scrip·tion .nän pri skrip shən adj available for purchase without a doctor s prescription <nonprescription drugs> …   Medical dictionary

  • nonprescription — non|pre|scrip|tion [ ,nanprə skrıpʃən ] adjective nonprescription medicines are ones you can buy without written instructions from a doctor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nonprescription — adjective purchasable without a doctor s prescription nonprescription drugs an over the counter cold remedy • Syn: ↑over the counter • Ant: ↑prescription • Topics: ↑medicine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonprescription — /non pri skrip sheuhn/, adj. (of drugs, medication, etc.) legally available for purchase without a doctor s prescription; over the counter. [1955 60; NON + PRESCRIPTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonprescription — adjective (of medicine) not requiring a prescription; over the counter …   Wiktionary

  • nonprescription — adj. not requiring a doctor s order and signature (for a medication) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonprescription — non·prescription …   English syllables

  • nonprescription — non•pre•scrip•tion [[t]ˌnɒn prɪˈskrɪp ʃən[/t]] adj. cvb pha (of drugs) legally purchasable without a doctor s prescription; over the counter • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

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