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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 was 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: 1612

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addict

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noun ad·dict \ˈa-(ˌ)dikt\

Definition of addict

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

  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>

Origin and Etymology of addict

see 1addict


First Known Use: 1899

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ADDICT Defined for English Language Learners


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addict

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noun ad·dict \ˈa-(ˌ)dikt\

Definition of addict for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


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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