heroin vs heroine

heroin vs heroine
  Heroin is a noun, it is a powerful illegal drug, obtained from morphine and is extremely addictive.
  For example: "He was arrested for supplying heroin, a class A drug."
  Heroine is a female person who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great. The male equivalent is hero.
  For example:
  "Grace Darling is one of England's best known heroines."

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  • Heroin — Sn (ein Rauschgift) erw. fach. (19. Jh.) Neoklassische Bildung. Neubildung aus gr. hērṓïos, hērõios heldenhaft in der späteren Bedeutung stark , einer Ableitung von gr. hḗrōs m. Held mit dem fachsprachlichen Suffix in. Gemeint ist ein besonders… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Heroine — Héroïne Pour les articles homonymes, voir Héroïne (homonymie). Diacétylmorphine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Héroine — Héroïne Pour les articles homonymes, voir Héroïne (homonymie). Diacétylmorphine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • HÉROÏNE — Dérivé diacétylé de la morphine, synthétisé en 1898 par le chimiste allemand Dreiser, l’héroïne est utilisée, dès sa découverte, comme analgésique principal dans les cas de tuberculoses incurables. C’est cet usage qui a fait d’abord la renommée… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Heroin — Chanson par The Velvet Underground extrait de l’album The Velvet Underground and Nico Pays  États Unis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • heroin / heroine —    Heroin is an illicit drug: Heroin is a very addicting substance.    A heroine is a female hero in real life or in a story: Marge was treated like a heroine when she delivered the baby in a cab …   Confused words

  • heroin / heroine —    Heroin is an illicit drug: Heroin is a very addicting substance.    A heroine is a female hero in real life or in a story: Marge was treated like a heroine when she delivered the baby in a cab …   Confused words

  • heroin — heroin, heroine Both words are pronounced the same way, her oh in. The first is the drug and the second is the principal woman in a novel, play, etc. Despite their closeness of form and pronunciation, they manage to stay out of each other s way …   Modern English usage

  • heroine — heroin, heroine Both words are pronounced the same way, her oh in. The first is the drug and the second is the principal woman in a novel, play, etc. Despite their closeness of form and pronunciation, they manage to stay out of each other s way …   Modern English usage

  • heroin —  , heroine  The first is a dangerous drug; the second is a female hero …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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