Entry from British & World English dictionary
A person addicted to drugs.
- The narcotist keeps chloroform always at hand.
- When a diabetic travels abroad, the customs sometimes take his syringe and he is suspected of being a narcotist.
- The children of habitual opium-eaters or narcotists inherit an unmistakable taint.
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