Origin of addict
Latin addictus, past participle of addicere to favor, from ad- + dicere to say — more at diction
First Known Use: 1534
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.
Examples of addict
<an inspiring story about addicts who seek help and manage to kick their habit>
<science-fiction addicts who eagerly await each new installment in the series>
First Known Use of addict
ADDICTED Defined for Kids
Definition of addicted
1 : unable to stop using a drug <addicted to cocaine>
2 : having an unusually great need to do or have something <He's addicted to playing video games.>
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