Definition of over-the-counter adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvə ðə ˈkaʊntə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvər ðə ˈkaʊntər//
    (abbreviation OTC) [only before noun] Medication
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  1. 1(of drugs and medicines) that can be obtained without a prescription (= a written order from a doctor) See related entries: Medication
  2. 2(business, North American English) (of stocks and shares) not appearing in an official stock exchange list
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