addict

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From Latin addictus, past participle of addīcō (deliver; devote; surrender), from ad- (to, towards, at) + dīcō (say; declare)

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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 (third-person singular simple present addicts, present participle addicting, simple past and past participle addicted)

  1. To cause someone to become addicted, especially to a harmful drug
  2. To involve oneself in something habitually, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
  3. (obsolete) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Evelyn
    • The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth.

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