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morphiomaniac Line breaks: mor¦phio|maniac
Pronunciation: /mɔːfɪəˈmeɪnɪak/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also morphinomaniac)

Definition of morphiomaniac in English:


A person who craves morphine; a morphine addict.
Example sentences
  • To be a libertine is to be in a physical condition like that of a morphiomaniac, a drunkard, or a smoker.
  • All morphiomaniacs are, doubtless, more or less like each other as far as the symptoms of the disease are concerned.
  • Every reputable physician approaches with something of dread the subject of the treatment of those classes of patients known as morphiomaniacs and dipsomaniacs.
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