Addict meaning

ə-dĭkt
The definition of an addict is a person who has a constant need for a substance or activity.

A person who constantly has to have cocaine is an example of a drug addict.

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Addict is defined as to cause someone to become dependent on a habit or substance.

Getting someone to feel they need daily ice cream cones is an example of addict.

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To cause to be physiologically or psychologically dependent.

The thief was addicted to cocaine. My uncle is addicted to gambling.

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One who is addicted, as to narcotics or gambling.
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To cause (someone) to become an addict.
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A person physically or psychologically dependent on some habit, esp. on the use of a narcotic drug.
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An ardent supporter; devotee.

A baseball addict.

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To cause to have a medically or psychologically significant addiction.

Addicted to cocaine; addicted to gambling.

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A person who has an addiction, as to narcotics or gambling.
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A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug.
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To cause someone to become addicted, especially to a harmful drug.
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A devoted adherent; a fan.

A soap-opera addict.

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An adherent or fan (of something)
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To involve oneself in something habitually, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
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The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth.
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Origin of addict

  • Latin addīcere addict- to sentence ad- ad- dīcere to adjudge deik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin addictus, past participle of addīcō (“deliver; devote; surrender”), from ad- (“to, towards, at”) + dīcō (“say; declare”)

    From Wiktionary