The definition of an addict is a person who has a constant need for a substance or activity.(noun)
A person who constantly has to have cocaine is an example of a drug addict.
Addict is defined as to cause someone to become dependent on a habit or substance.(verb)
Getting someone to feel they need daily ice cream cones is an example of addict.
See addict in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L addictus, pp. of addicere, to give assent < ad-, to + dicere, to say: see diction
See addict in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb ad·dict·ed, ad·dict·ing, ad·dicts
Origin: Latin addīcere, addict-, to sentence
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + dīcere, to adjudge; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
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