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Meaning & Definition of Addict in English

English

Addict

/ədɪkt/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • addict
  • ,
  • nut
  • ,
  • freak
  • ,
  • junkie
  • ,
  • junky

2. Someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance

  • Abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms
    synonym:
  • addict

verb

1. To cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

    synonym:
  • addict
  • ,
  • hook

Examples of using

My name is Tom and I'm an addict.
Tom became a drug addict.
She's an heroin addict.