Definition of etheromaniac in English:



  • A person addicted to the use of ether as a drug.

    • ‘I have seen an etheromaniac at forty-one a wizened, bent, decrepit, and tottering old man.’
    • ‘As a rule, an etheromaniac is never cured except by the impossibility of satisfying his passion.’
    • ‘Etheromaniacs would get drunk quicker and sober up in a few minutes with no hangover.’
    • ‘The habit spread across large sections of the population, and young women and priests were among the frequent etheromaniacs.’
    • ‘It leads to insanity and death, and soon brings about marked changes in the temper and in the health of the etheromaniac.’
    abuser, user
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