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addict

one who is physiologically or psychologically dependent on a substance such as alcohol or a narcotic; one who is addicted to an activity or habit; a fanatic
Not to be confused with:
edict – a decree; an authoritative proclamation or command; a dictum, pronouncement

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.]

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
References in classic literature ?
He ought never, therefore, to have out of his thoughts this subject of war, and in peace he should addict himself more to its exercise than in war; this he can do in two ways, the one by action, the other by study.
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.
And if Pierre was often struck by Andrew's lack of capacity for philosophical meditation (to which he himself was particularly addicted), he regarded even this not as a defect but as a sign of strength.
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.
One day, then, as Allworthy was walking in his garden, the doctor came to him, and, with great gravity of aspect, and all the concern which he could possibly affect in his countenance, said, "I am come, sir, to impart an affair to you of the utmost consequence; but how shall I mention to you what it almost distracts me to think of!" 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.
It was nocturnal in its habits, and somewhat addicted to dancing and the theft of children.