Define: Addict

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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.

Verb

  • 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.

Also:

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

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Synonyms For Addict


drug addict, druggie, addicted, junkie, crackhead


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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

This glossary post was last updated: 6th January, 2020