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Addict meaning in English

Meaning of Addict in English

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1. addict, freak, junkie, junky, nut

someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

Example Sentences:
'a golf addict'
'a car nut'
'a bodybuilding freak'
'a news junkie'

2. addict

someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms


3. addict, hook

to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (əˈdɪkt )
1. (tr; usually passive; often foll by to)
to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, esp a narcotic drug)
noun (ˈædɪkt )
a person who is addicted, esp to narcotic drugs
3. informal
a person who is devoted to something
a jazz addict

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verb transitive
to give (oneself) up to some strong habit
usually in the passive voice
to cause (someone) to become addicted to some habit
a person addicted to some habit, esp. to the use of a narcotic drug
an ardent supporter; devotee
a baseball addict

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. ad·dict·ed, ad·dict·ing, ad·dicts
1. To cause to have a medically or psychologically significant addiction: The thief was addicted to cocaine. My uncle is addicted to gambling.
a. To occupy (oneself) with or involve (oneself) in something habitually: That show was so good that I became addicted to watching it.
b. To cause to use something on a regular or dependent basis: economies that are addicted to fossil fuels.
n. (ădĭkt)
1. A person who has an addiction, as to narcotics or gambling.
2. A devoted adherent; a fan: a soap-opera addict.

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