Heroin

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English

Noun

Heroin (uncountable)
  1. A powerful and addictive drug derived from opium producing intense euphoria classed as an illegal narcotic in most of the world.

Synonyms

Verbs for Heroin

addict to—; analyze—; confiscate—; crave—; derive—from; dissolve—; dose with—; drug with—; forbid—; import—; ingest—; inject—; insufflate—; smuggle—; subject to—; —allays; —anaesthetizes; —depresses; —enslaves; —numbs; —relieves; —victimizes.

Thesaurus

Amytal, Amytal pill, Demerol, Dolophine, H, Luminal, Luminal pill, M, Mickey Finn, Nembutal, Nembutal pill, Seconal, Seconal pill, Tuinal, Tuinal pill, alcohol, amobarbital sodium, analgesic, anodyne, barb, barbiturate, barbiturate pill, black stuff, blue, blue angel, blue devil, blue heaven, blue velvet, calmative, chloral hydrate, codeine, codeine cough syrup, depressant, depressor, dolly, downer, goofball, hard stuff, hop, horse, hypnotic, junk, knockout drops, laudanum, liquor, lotus, meperidine, methadone, morphia, morphine, narcotic, opiate, opium, pacifier, pain killer, paregoric, pen yan, phenobarbital, phenobarbital sodium, purple heart, quietener, rainbow, red, scag, secobarbital sodium, sedative, shit, sleep-inducer, sleeper, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, smack, sodium thiopental, somnifacient, soother, soothing syrup, soporific, tar, tranquilizer, turps, white stuff, yellow, yellow jacket

Etymology

Since the 1890s from a German trademark < Ancient Greek ἥρως (hērōs, hero) (due to the feelings of power and exaltation while under the influence of the drug).

Pronunciation

Translations


Czech

Noun

Heroin m.

  1. heroin

Danish

Noun

Heroin c. n. (singular definite heroinen or heroinet, uncountable)

  1. heroin

Finnish

Noun

heroin

  1. instructive plural form of hera

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [heʁoˈiːn]

Noun

Heroin n.

  1. heroin

Synonyms

Descendants


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /xerǒiːn/
  • Hyphenation: he‧ro‧in

Noun

heròīn m. (Cyrillic spelling херо̀ӣн)

  1. heroin

Declension


Swedish

Noun

Heroin (-et, rarely as plural)

  1. heroin
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