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drug addict

a person who is addicted to a narcotic.
Also called dope addict.
Origin of drug addict
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He became a professional gambler, and almost became a drug addict.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • He had known it, but, like a drug addict, he had refused to admit it.

    They Twinkled Like Jewels Philip Jos Farmer
British Dictionary definitions for drug addict

drug addict

any person who is abnormally dependent on narcotic drugs See addiction
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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