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addict

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verb ad·dict \ə-ˈdikt\

Definition of addict

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to devote or surrender (oneself) to something habitually or obsessively <addicted to gambling>

  3. 2 :  to cause addiction to a substance in (a person or animal)



Origin and Etymology of addict

Latin addictus, past participle of addicere to favor, from ad- + dicere to say — more at diction


First Known Use: 1534

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addict

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noun ad·dict \ˈa-(ˌ)dikt\

Simple Definition of addict

  • : a person who is not able to stop taking drugs : a person who is addicted to drugs

  • : a person who likes or enjoys something very much and spends a large amount of time doing it, watching it, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of addict

  1. 1 :  one who is addicted especially to a substance

  2. 2 :  devotee <a detective novel addict>

Examples of addict in a sentence

  1. <an inspiring story about addicts who seek help and manage to kick their habit>

  2. <science-fiction addicts who eagerly await each new installment in the series>



1909

First Known Use of addict

1909

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ADDICT Defined for Kids

addict

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noun ad·dict \ˈa-ˌdikt\

Definition of addict for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who is not able to stop taking drugs <a heroin addict>

  2. 2 :  a person who likes or enjoys something excessively <a chocolate addict>




Medical Dictionary

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addict

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transitive verb ad·dict \ə-ˈdikt\

Medical Definition of addict

  1. :  to cause (a person) to become physiologically dependent upon a substance




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addict

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noun ad·dict \ˈad-(ˌ)ikt\

Medical Definition of addict

  1. :  one who is addicted to a substance




Law Dictionary

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addict

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transitive verb ad·dict \ə-ˈdikt\

Legal Definition of addict

  1. :  to cause (a person) to become physiologically dependent upon a drug




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addict

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noun ad·dict \ˈa-dikt\

Legal Definition of addict

  1. :  one who is addicted to a drug





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