addict
Pronunciation
  • (noun)
    • enPR: ăʹ.dĭkt, IPA: /ˈæ.dɪkt/
  • (verb)
    • enPR: ə-dĭktʹ, IPA: /əˈ.dɪkt/
Noun

addict (plural addicts)

  1. A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug
    He is an addict when it comes to chocolate cookies.
  2. An adherent or fan (of something)
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addict (addicts, present participle addicting; past and past participle addicted)

  1. To cause someone to become addicted, especially to a drug
  2. To involve oneself in something habitually, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
    • 25 October 1644 (date in diary), John Evelyn, Diary
      They addict themselves to the civil law.
    • 1625, John Fletcher; Philip Massinger, “The Elder Brother. A Comedy.”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: Printed for Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1679, OCLC 3083972 ↗, Act 3, scene 5:
      He is addicted to his study.
    • That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations.
    • 1662 (published), Thomas Fuller, Worthies of England
      His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 4, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  3. (obsolete) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.
    • 18 April, 1680 (date in diary), John Evelyn, Diary
      The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: süchtig machen
  • Portuguese: viciar
  • Spanish: causar adicción en, volver adicto
Translations
  • Portuguese: viciar-se



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