Definition of morphinist in English:

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morphinist

Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːfɪnɪst/

noun

dated
A morphine addict: the tendency of the morphinist to increase his dosage
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  • Burke also details physiological symptoms of withdrawal - muscular tremors, watery eyes, abdominal cramps - symptoms by which "the morphinist is usually revealed".
  • They were some time in discovering that the morphinist, instead of a craving for the taste of opium on his tongue, now suffered a greedy fascination at the thought of a hypodermic needle puncturing his veins.
  • It was an error of judgment which led a French court to declare valid the will of a morphinist who had committed suicide after leaving his fortune to his mistress.

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