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junkie

Definitions of junkie
  1. noun
    a narcotics addict
    synonyms: drug addict, junky
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    cocaine addict
    a person addicted to cocaine
    binger, crack addict
    someone addicted to crack cocaine
    heroin addict
    someone addicted to heroin
    opium addict, opium taker
    someone addicted to opium
    withdrawer
    a drug addict who is discontinuing the use of narcotics
    type of:
    addict
    someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms
  2. noun
    someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    “a news junkie
    synonyms: addict, freak, junky, nut
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    types:
    gym rat
    someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa
    type of:
    enthusiast, partisan, partizan
    an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
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