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her·o·in

 (hĕr′ō-ĭn)
n.
A white, odorless, bitter crystalline compound, C21H23NO5, that is derived from morphine and is a highly addictive illegal narcotic. Also called diacetylmorphine.

[German, originally a trademark.]

heroin

(ˈhɛrəʊɪn)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a white odourless bitter-tasting crystalline powder related to morphine: a highly addictive narcotic. Formula: C21H23NO5. Technical names: diamorphine or diacetylmorphine
2. (Recreational Drugs) a white odourless bitter-tasting crystalline powder related to morphine: a highly addictive narcotic. Formula: C21H23NO5. Technical names: diamorphine or diacetylmorphine
[C19: coined in German as a trademark, probably from hero, referring to its aggrandizing effect on the personality]

her•o•in

(ˈhɛr oʊ ɪn)

n.
a white crystalline powder, C21H23NO5, derived from morphine, that is narcotic and addictive: manufacture or import is prohibited in the U.S. and other nations.
[1895–1900; formerly trademark; < German Heroin < Greek hērō-, s. of hḗrōs hero + German -in -in1; allegedly so called from feelings of power and euphoria that it induces]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heroin - a narcotic that is considered a hard drugheroin - a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
big H, hell dust, nose drops, scag, skag, thunder, smack - street names for heroin
hard drug - a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
opiate - a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
Translations
هِيرْوِينهيروين: نوع من المخدرات
heroin
heroin
heroiin
heroiini
heroin
heroin
heróín
ヘロイン
헤로인
heroinas
heroīns
heroín
heroin
heroinхероин
heroin
เฮโรอีน
hêrôin

heroin

[ˈherəʊɪn]
A. Nheroína f (droga)
B. CPD heroin addict Nheroinómano/a m/f
heroin addiction Nadicción f a la heroína, dependencia f de la heroína, heroinomanía f
heroin user Nheroinómano/a m/f

heroin

[ˈhɛrəʊɪn]
nhéroïne f
Heroin is a hard drug → L'héroïne est une drogue dure.
modif [abuse, overdose, dealer, trade, smuggling] → d'héroïneheroin addict nhéroïnomane mf
She's a heroin addict → C'est une héroïnomane.heroin addiction nhéroïnomanie f

heroin

nHeroin nt; heroin addictHeroinsüchtige(r) mf

heroin

[ˈhɛrəʊɪn] neroina

heroin

(ˈherəuin) noun
a drug obtained from opium.

to take heroin (not heroine).

heroin

هِيرْوِين heroin heroin Heroin ηρωίνη heroína heroiini héroïne heroin eroina ヘロイン 헤로인 heroïne heroin heroina heroína героин heroin เฮโรอีน eroin hêrôin 海洛因

her·o·in

n. heroína, diacetilomorfina, narcótico adictivo derivado de la morfina;
___ addictheroinómano-a.

heroin

n heroína, chiva (Mex, fam); black tar — heroína marrón
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