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ad·dict

 (ə-dĭkt′)
tr.v. ad·dict·ed, ad·dict·ing, ad·dicts
1. To cause to be physiologically or psychologically dependent: 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. One who is addicted, 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.]

addict

vb
(Psychiatry) (often foll by: to) to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, esp a narcotic drug)
n
1. (Medicine) a person who is addicted, esp to narcotic drugs
2. informal a person who is devoted to something: a jazz addict.
[C16: (as adj and as vb; n use C20): from Latin addictus given over, from addīcere to give one's assent to, from ad- to + dīcere to say]

ad•dict

(n. ˈæd ɪkt; v. əˈdɪkt)

n.
1. one who is addicted to a substance, activity, or habit.
v.t.
2. to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on an addictive substance, as alcohol or a narcotic.
3. to habituate or abandon (oneself) to something compulsively or obsessively.
[1520–30; < Latin addictus assigned, surrendered, past participle of addīcere=ad- ad- + dīcere to fix, determine]

addict

- To addict originally meant "to award as a slave"; an addict now is a slave to his/her habit, from Latin addictus, which, in Roman law, meant "a debtor awarded as a slave to his creditor."
See also related terms for slave.

addict


Past participle: addicted
Gerund: addicting

Imperative
addict
addict
Present
I addict
you addict
he/she/it addicts
we addict
you addict
they addict
Preterite
I addicted
you addicted
he/she/it addicted
we addicted
you addicted
they addicted
Present Continuous
I am addicting
you are addicting
he/she/it is addicting
we are addicting
you are addicting
they are addicting
Present Perfect
I have addicted
you have addicted
he/she/it has addicted
we have addicted
you have addicted
they have addicted
Past Continuous
I was addicting
you were addicting
he/she/it was addicting
we were addicting
you were addicting
they were addicting
Past Perfect
I had addicted
you had addicted
he/she/it had addicted
we had addicted
you had addicted
they had addicted
Future
I will addict
you will addict
he/she/it will addict
we will addict
you will addict
they will addict
Future Perfect
I will have addicted
you will have addicted
he/she/it will have addicted
we will have addicted
you will have addicted
they will have addicted
Future Continuous
I will be addicting
you will be addicting
he/she/it will be addicting
we will be addicting
you will be addicting
they will be addicting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been addicting
you have been addicting
he/she/it has been addicting
we have been addicting
you have been addicting
they have been addicting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been addicting
you will have been addicting
he/she/it will have been addicting
we will have been addicting
you will have been addicting
they will have been addicting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been addicting
you had been addicting
he/she/it had been addicting
we had been addicting
you had been addicting
they had been addicting
Conditional
I would addict
you would addict
he/she/it would addict
we would addict
you would addict
they would addict
Past Conditional
I would have addicted
you would have addicted
he/she/it would have addicted
we would have addicted
you would have addicted
they would have addicted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.addict - someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addictionaddict - someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie"
enthusiast, partizan, partisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
gym rat - someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa
2.addict - someone who is physiologically dependent on a substanceaddict - someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms
caffein addict, caffeine addict - someone addicted to caffeine
drug addict, junkie, junky - a narcotics addict
drug user, substance abuser, user - a person who takes drugs
speed freak - addict who habitually uses stimulant drugs (especially amphetamines)
Verb1.addict - to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)addict - to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
accustom, habituate - make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"

addict

noun
1. junkie (informal), abuser, user (informal), druggie (informal), freak (informal), fiend (informal), mainliner (slang), smackhead (slang), space cadet (slang), pill-popper (informal), head (slang), pothead (slang), dope-fiend (slang), cokehead (slang), acidhead (slang), hashhead (slang) He's only 24 years old and a drug addict.
2. fan, lover, nut (slang), follower, enthusiast, freak (informal), admirer, buff (informal), junkie (informal), devotee, fiend (informal), adherent, rooter (U.S.), zealot, groupie (slang), aficionado She's a TV addict and watches as much as she can.
Related words
suffix -holic
Translations
narkomanzávislý člověk
misbrugertv-narkoman
narkomaani
ovisnik
fíkill
中毒者
중독자
įjunkęsnesaikingai ką nors vartojantis žmogusturintis kokią maniją žmogusžalingas įprotis
narkomāns
zasvojenec
missbrukare
ผู้ติดยาเสพติด
bağımlıbağımlı kimsetiryaki
người nghiện

addict

[ˈædɪkt] N
1. (addicted to drugs etc) → adicto/a m/f
2. (= enthusiast) → entusiasta mf
I'm a detective story addictyo soy un entusiasta de la novela policíaca
a telly addictun(a) teleadicto/a

addict

[ˈædɪkt] n
(to drugs)toxicomane mf
heroin addict → héroïnomane mf
drug addict → toxicomane mf
(fig) (= fanatic) → fanatique mf
TV addict → mordu(e) m/f de télévision, fanatique mf de télévision
football addict → mordu(e) m/f de football, fanatique mf de football
Jean-Pierre is a football addict → Jean-Pierre est un mordu de football.

addict

n (lit, fig)Süchtige(r) mf, → Suchtkranke(r) mf; he’s a television/heroin/real addicter ist fernseh-/heroinsüchtig/richtig süchtig; to become an addictsüchtig werden

addict

[ˈædɪkt] ntossicomane m/f, drogato/a (fig) → fanatico/a
drug addict → tossicodipendente m/f, tossicomane m/f
heroin addict → eroinomane m/f
television addict → teledipendente m/f

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

addict

مُدْمِن narkoman misbruger Süchtiger ναρκομανής adicto narkomaani toxicomane ovisnik tossicomane 中毒者 중독자 verslaafde misbruker narkoman viciado наркоман missbrukare ผู้ติดยาเสพติด bağımlı người nghiện 瘾君子

ad·dict

n. adicto-a; vicioso-a,
a. adicto-a, entregado-a, dependiente física o psicológicamente de una sustancia esp. referente a una persona alcohólica o narcómana.

addict

n adicto -ta mf; drug — drogadicto -ta mf; heroin — heroinómano -na mf, adicto a la heroína
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