What is the difference between heroine and heroin?
A heroine is a woman admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself. (Simone Weil)
Heroin is an addictive drug derived from morphine.
Russia is said to have more heroin users than any other country in the world.
The nounheroine denotes a woman (often in a book, play, or film) that is admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. (In mythology, heroines are often women with superhuman qualities.)
Great battles can make great heroes and heroines. (Ezra Taft Benson)
Most mainstream fiction is full of heroines. Female characters are great — you want to fall in love with them. (Iain Banks)
I'm a heroine addict. I need to be with women who have saved someone's life. (Mitch Hedberg)
(This is a play on words.)
The nounheroin is an analgesic (a painkiller) drug made from morphine. Heroin is illegal in many countries, unless it is used to treat a medical problem.
Many heroin users are very afraid of withdrawal. Withdrawal is one of the most common reasons why people have trouble quitting heroin.
Heroin was first made in 1898 by the Bayer Company in Germany. It was originally used as a cough medicine and a painkiller.