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Definition 1: a narcotics addict - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for junkie in the sense of this definition

(junkie is a kind of ...) someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms

(... is a kind of junkie ) a person addicted to cocaine

(... is a kind of junkie ) someone addicted to crack cocaine

(... is a kind of junkie ) someone addicted to heroin

(... is a kind of junkie ) someone addicted to opium

(... is a kind of junkie ) a drug addict who is discontinuing the use of narcotics

Definition 2: someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction - [noun denoting person]

Samples where junkie or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a golf addict
  • a car nut
  • a bodybuilding freak
  • a news junkie

Synonyms for junkie in the sense of this definition

(junkie is a kind of ...) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

(... is a kind of junkie ) someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa

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