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drug addict

noun
1.
a person who is addicted to a narcotic.
Also called dope addict.
Origin of drug addict
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
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  • He had known it, but, like a drug addict, he had refused to admit it.

    They Twinkled Like Jewels Philip Jos Farmer
  • He became a professional gambler, and almost became a drug addict.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
British Dictionary definitions for drug addict

drug addict

noun
1.
any person who is abnormally dependent on narcotic drugs See addiction
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