heroin addict


heroin addict
person addicted to heroin (addictive narcotic)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • heroin addict — noun someone addicted to heroin • Hypernyms: ↑drug addict, ↑junkie, ↑junky …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heroin — Not to be confused with heroine. For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). Heroin …   Wikipedia

  • addict — ad|dict [ˈædıkt] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of addicere to give to formally or legally , from ad to + dicere to say ] 1.) someone who is unable to stop taking drugs drug/heroin/morphine etc addict ▪ a recovering heroin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • addict — v. & n. v.tr. & refl. (usu. foll. by to) devote or apply habitually or compulsively; make addicted. n. 1 a person addicted to a habit, esp. one dependent on a (specified) drug (drug addict; heroin addict). 2 colloq. an enthusiastic devotee of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • addict — [ˈædɪkt] noun [C] 1) someone who cannot stop taking illegal or harmful drugs a heroin addict[/ex] 2) someone who likes doing a particular activity very much a TV addict[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • heroin — her|o|in [ˈherəuın US rou ] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; : German; Origin: Greek heros ( HERO); because taking it is said to make people feel heroic] a powerful and illegal drug made from ↑morphine be on/use/take heroin ▪ a heroin addict …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • addict — noun 1) a heroin addict Syn: abuser; informal junkie, druggy, head, freak; N.Amer.; informal hophead 2) informal skiing addicts Syn: enthusiast, fan, lover …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • heroin — noun (U) a powerful and illegal drug made from morphine: a heroin addict …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • heroin — /her oh in/, n. Pharm. a white, crystalline, narcotic powder, C21H23NO5, derived from morphine, formerly used as an analgesic and sedative: manufacture and importation of heroin are now controlled by federal law in the U.S. because of the danger… …   Universalium

  • addict — noun (C) 1 someone who is unable to stop taking drugs: treatment centers for addicts | drug/heroin/morphine etc addict: Many heroin addicts have contracted AIDS. 2 someone who spends too much time doing something they like: a television addict …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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