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heroin

highly addictive narcotic derived from morphine: He had a hard time kicking heroin.
Not to be confused with:
heroine – courageous woman; principle female character: The heroine of the play was a great actress.
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

heroin

nHeroin nt; heroin addictHeroinsüchtige(r) mf
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

heroin

[ˈhɛrəʊɪn] neroina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

heroin

(ˈherəuin) noun
a drug obtained from opium.

to take heroin (not heroine).
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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her·o·in

n. heroína, diacetilomorfina, narcótico adictivo derivado de la morfina;
___ addictheroinómano-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

heroin

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