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Meaning of ADDICT

Pronunciation:  [n]'adikt, [v]u'dikt, u'dikt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms
  2. [n]  someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a control freak"
  3. [v]  to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, esp. a narcotic drug)

ADDICT is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: freak, hook, nut
 See Also: accustom, caffein addict, caffeine addict, drug addict, drug user, enthusiast, habituate, junkie, junky, partisan, partizan, speed freak, substance abuser, use, user



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ad*dict"\, p. p.
    Addicted; devoted. [Obs.]
  2. \Ad*dict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Addicted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Addicting}.] [L. addictus, p. p. of addicere to adjudge,
    devote; ad + dicere to say. See {Diction}.]
    1. To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; -- with to.
       ``They addict themselves to the civil law.'' --Evelyn.
             He is addicted to his study.          --Beau. & Fl.
             That part of mankind that addict their minds to
             speculations.                         --Adventurer.
             His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.
             A man gross . . . and addicted to low company.
    2. To adapt; to make suitable; to fit. [Obs.]
             The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but
             the coldness of the place hinders the growth.
    Syn: {Addict}, {Devote}, {Consecrate}, {Dedicate}. Addict was
         formerly used in a good sense; as, addicted to letters;
         but is now mostly employed in a bad sense or an
         indifferent one; as, addicted to vice; addicted to
         sensual indulgence. ``Addicted to staying at home.''
         --J. S. Mill. Devote is always taken in a good sense,
         expressing habitual earnestness in the pursuit of some
         favorite object; as, devoted to science. Consecrate and
         dedicate express devotion of a higher kind, involving
         religious sentiment; as, consecrated to the service of
         the church; dedicated to God.
Thesaurus Terms
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