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workaholic

noun [C]     /ˌwɜː.kəˈhɒl.ɪk/ US  /ˌwɝː.kəˈhɑː.lɪk/
C2 a person who works a lot of the time and finds it difficult not to work : A self-confessed workaholic, Tony Richardson can't remember when he last had a holiday .Workers in general workaholism     /ˈwɜː.kə.hɒl.ɪ.zəm/ US  /ˈwɝː.kə.hɑː.lɪ-/ noun [U] Once workaholism sets in, it progresses through stages similar to those in drug addiction .Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
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