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Definition: Addict

Quick Summary of Addict

A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug.

What is the dictionary definition of Addict?

Dictionary Definition

An addict is the habitual user of any habit-forming drug such as a narcotic, tranquiliser, hallucinatory drug or amphetamines.


  • to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on an addictive substance, as alcohol or a narcotic.
  • to habituate or abandon (oneself) to something compulsively or obsessively: an author addicted to the use of convoluted language; a child addicted to computer games.


  • A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug
  • An adherent or fan (of something)

Synonyms For Addict

drug addict, druggie, addicted, junkie, crackhead

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Addict. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. May 13, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Addict. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: May 13, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Addict are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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