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ad·dict

 (ə-dĭkt′)
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.
2.
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. (ăd′ĭkt)
1. A person who has an addiction, as to narcotics or gambling.
2. A devoted adherent; a fan: a soap-opera addict.

[Latin addīcere, addict-, to sentence : ad-, ad- + dīcere, to adjudge; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

addicted

(əˈdɪktɪd)
adj
1. dependent on a substance, esp a narcotic drug
2. devoted to a particular activity or thing, to the extent that one does it or has it as much as possible
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.addicted - compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming; "she is addicted to chocolate"; "addicted to cocaine"
unaddicted - not addicted

addicted

adjective
addicted to
1. hooked on, dependent on, inclined to, prone to, accustomed to (slang), habituated to After a while I was no longer addicted to nicotine.
2. devoted to, in love with, dedicated to, fond of, obsessed with, enthusiastic about, absorbed by, disposed to, wild about, fanatical about I went through about four years of being addicted to video games.
Related words
suffix -holic
Translations
مُدْمِنمُدْمِن عَلَى
závislýpropadlý
afhængig
riippuvainen jostakin
ovisan
háîur, ofurseldur
常習的な
중독된
zasvojen
beroende
ทำให้ติดยาเสพติด
bị nghiện

addicted

[əˈdɪktɪd] ADJ (lit) → adicto
to be addicted to sthser adicto a algo (also fig)
I'm addicted to chocolatesoy adicto al chocolate
to be addicted to drugsser drogadicto
to be addicted to heroinser heroinómano
I went through four years of being addicted to video gamespasé cuatro años enganchado a los videojuegos
to become addicted to [+ drugs etc] → enviciarse con
she had become addicted to golfse envició con el golf, se convirtió en una adicta al golf, se había vuelto una apasionada del golf

addicted

[əˈdɪktɪd] adj
(lit) to be addicted to sth [+ drink, drugs, heroin] → être dépendant(e) à qch; [+ gambling] → être dépendant(e) à qch
She's addicted to heroin → Elle est dépendante à l'héroïne.
(fig) to be addicted to sth [+ football, TV] → être un(e) fanatique de qch, être un(e) mordu(e) de qch
She's addicted to soap operas → C'est une mordue des soaps.

addicted

adjsüchtig; to be/become addicted to heroin/drugs/drinkheroin-/rauschgift-/trunksüchtig sein/werden; he’s addicted to smokinger ist nikotinsüchtig; he is addicted to sport/filmsSport ist/Filme sind bei ihm zur Sucht geworden; you might get addicted to itdas kann zur Sucht werden; (Med) → davon kann man süchtig werden

addicted

[əˈdɪktɪd] adj addicted (to) (drugs) → dipendente (da) (fig) → fanatico/a (di), maniaco/a (di)
to become addicted to cocaine → diventare cocainomane
to be addicted to drink → essere dedito/a al bere
to be addicted to chocolate → essere un(a) cioccolato-dipendente

addict

(ˈӕdikt) noun
a person who has become dependent on something, especially drugs. a drug addict; a television addict.
adˈdicted adjective
(often with to) dependent on (especially a drug). He is addicted to alcohol.
adˈdiction (-ʃən) noun

addicted

مُدْمِن závislý afhængig süchtig εθισμένος adicto riippuvainen jostakin drogué ovisan dipendente 常習的な 중독된 verslaafd avhengig uzależniony viciado пристрастившийся beroende ทำให้ติดยาเสพติด bağımlı bị nghiện 成瘾的

addicted

a. adicto-a, enviciado-a; entregado-a, habituado-a a una sustancia, esp. alcohol o narcóticos;
vi.
to become ___enviciarse, entregarse a una droga.

addicted

adj adicto; addicted to prescription drugs..adicto a los medicamentos recetados; to get o become — volverse adicto
References in classic literature ?
You yourself know that I am not addicted to bloodthirstiness, and therefore that I cannot really be guilty of the fault in question, seeing that neither my mind nor my heart have participated in it.
Whether the trouble was anything more serious than "incompatibility of temper," he is probably the only living person that knows: he is not addicted to the vice of confidences.
He is much addicted to overestimating his own perfections, and to undervaluing those of his rival or his enemy; a trait which may possibly be thought corroborative of the Mosaic account of the creation.
Young Halpin was of a dreamy, indolent and rather romantic turn, somewhat more addicted to literature than law, the profession to which he was bred.
He then launched forth into the most bitter invectives both against men and women; accusing the former of having no attachment but to their interest, and the latter of being so addicted to vicious inclinations that they could never be safely trusted with one of the other sex.
He was a bold fellow," observed Charley, who was himself somewhat addicted to a similar mode or settling disputes.
We must not omit to observe, however, in qualification of the sanctity of this Sabbath in the wilderness, that these tribes who are all ardently addicted to gambling and horseracing, make Sunday a peculiar day for recreations of the kind, not deeming them in any wise out of season.
They could undergo great privations, and were admirable for the service of the rivers, lakes, and forests, provided they could be kept sober, and in proper subordination; but once inflamed with liquor, to which they were madly addicted, all the dormant passions inherent in their nature were prone to break forth, and to hurry them into the most vindictive and bloody acts of violence.
He had a considerable independence besides two good livings -- and he was not in the least addicted to locking up his daughters.
and somewhat addicted to dancing and the theft of children.
Have republics in practice been less addicted to war than monarchies?
The reason of why we launched the collection campaign of addicts in the evening is that we have prioritized to collect firstly those drug addicted individuals who are living without shelter under the bridge and both sides of Kabul River in this cold weather of winter.