addict

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (noun)
    • enPR: ăʹ.dĭkt, IPA(key): /ˈæ.dɪkt/
    • (file)
  • (verb)

Noun[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

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 drug
  2. To involve oneself in something habitually, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Evelyn and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      They addict themselves to the civil law.
    • (Can we date this quote by Beaumont & Fletcher and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      He is addicted to his study.
    • (Can we date this quote by Adventurer and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations.
    • (Can we date this quote by Thomas Fuller and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.
    • 1848, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 4, in The History of England from the Accession of James II:
      A man gross ... and addicted to low company.
  3. (obsolete) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Evelyn and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin addictus or perhaps English addict.

Noun[edit]

addict m (plural addicts, feminine addicte)

  1. addict

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Noun[edit]

addict (plural addicts)

  1. an addict

Verb[edit]

addict (third-person singular present addicts, present participle addictin, past addictit, past participle addictit)

  1. to addict

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