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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 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.

Full Definition of addict

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

  2. 2 :  devotee <a detective novel addict>

Examples of addict

  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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