Definition of morphiomaniac in English:

morphiomaniac

(also morphinomaniac)

noun

dated
  • A person who craves morphine; a morphine addict.

    • ‘Every reputable physician approaches with something of dread the subject of the treatment of those classes of patients known as morphiomaniacs and dipsomaniacs.’
    • ‘The morphinomaniac is often a psychopath from heredity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The morphinomaniac ordinarily uses relatively enormous doses.’
    abuser, user
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Pronunciation:

morphiomaniac

/mɔːfɪəˈmeɪnɪak/