addicted

adjective
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of addicted

: having an addiction: such as
a : having a compulsive physiological need for a habit forming substance (such as a drug)
  • addicted to heroin
b : strongly inclined or compelled to do, use, or indulge in something repeatedly
  • addicted to chocolate
  • addicted to (watching) soap operas

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Origin and Etymology of addicted

from past participle of 1addict


ADDICTED Defined for Kids

addicted

adjective ad·dict·ed \ ə-ˈdik-təd \

Definition of addicted for Students

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.

addiction

\ə-ˈdik-shən\ noun


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