heroin Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “heroin” in the English Dictionary

"heroin" in British English

See all translations

heroinnoun [U]

uk   /ˈher.əʊ.ɪn/  us   /-oʊ-/
a ​powerfulillegaldrug: Heroin is ​obtained from ​morphine and is ​extremelyaddictive. a heroin ​addict She ​died from a heroin ​overdose.
More examples
(Definition of heroin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heroin" in American English

See all translations

heroinnoun [U]

 us   /ˈher·oʊ·ɪn/
a ​powerfulillegaldrug
(Definition of heroin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heroin”
in Korean 헤로인…
in Arabic هيروين…
in Malaysian heroin…
in French héroïne…
in Russian героин…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海洛因…
in Italian eroina…
in Turkish eroin…
in Polish heroina…
in Spanish heroína…
in Vietnamese hêrôin…
in Portuguese heroína…
in Thai เฮโรอีน…
in German das Heroin…
in Catalan heroïna…
in Japanese ヘロイン(違法薬物の1つ)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海洛因…
in Indonesian heroin…
What is the pronunciation of heroin?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day