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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A narcotics addict, especially one using heroin.
  • noun One who has an insatiable interest or devotion.

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  • noun slang, pejorative A narcotics addict, especially referring to heroin users.
  • noun by extension An enthusiast of something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a narcotics addict
  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

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