addicted

adjective

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

Recent Examples of addicted from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'addicted.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of addicted

1546


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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up addicted? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to conform or adhere

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!