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noun [countable] needle pronunciation in British English /ˈniːd(ə)l/ 
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  1. 1
    a very thin sharp metal tube used for putting medicine or drugs into your body, or for taking blood out. It is fixed to a plastic tube called a syringe

    hypodermic needles

    share a needle (=use the same needle as someone else to inject drugs):

    People are at risk of disease when they share needles.

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