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Heroin vs. Heroine

Heroin
Definition

A narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush

Examples

Using heroin has killed numerous performers.

Heroine
Definition

The main good female character in a work of fiction

Examples

By the end of the book the heroine had won

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