addict

  • 1 addict — vb *habituate, accustom, inure Analogous words: incline, dispose, predispose, bias: devote, apply, address, *direct Antonyms: wean Contrasted words: alienate, *estrange: *detach, dis engage: disincline, indispose (see affirmative verbs at …

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  • 2 Addict — Ad*dict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Addicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Addicting}.] [L. addictus, p. p. of addicere to adjudge, devote; ad + dicere to say. See {Diction}.] 1. To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; with to. They addict themselves to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 addict — ad·dict 1 /ə dikt/ vt: to cause (a person) to become physiologically dependent upon a drug ad·dict 2 / a dikt/ n: one who is addicted to a drug Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 4 addict — [ə dikt′; ] for n. [, ad′ikt] vt. [< L addictus, pp. of addicere, to give assent < ad , to + dicere, to say: see DICTION] 1. to give (oneself) up to some strong habit: usually in the passive voice 2. to cause (someone) to become addicted to …

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  • 5 Addict — Ad*dict , p. p. Addicted; devoted. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 addict — ● addict nom (mot anglais) Familier. Toxicomane …

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  • 7 addict — [n] person who has compulsion toward activity, often injurious aficionado, buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fanatic, fiend, follower, freak*, habitué, hound*, junkie*, nut, practitioner, zealot; concepts 412,423 …

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  • 8 addict — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is addicted to something …

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  • 9 Addict-Tv — Création 2006 Slogan Explode Your Television Langue Français Anglais Pays …

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  • 10 addict — ad|dict [ˈædıkt] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of addicere to give to formally or legally , from ad to + dicere to say ] 1.) someone who is unable to stop taking drugs drug/heroin/morphine etc addict ▪ a recovering heroin …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 addict — {{11}}addict (n.) 1909, in reference to morphine, from ADDICT (Cf. addict) (v.). {{12}}addict (v.) 1530s (implied in addicted), from L. addictus, pp. of addicere to deliver, award, yield; give assent, make over, sell, figuratively to devote,… …

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  • 12 addict — [[t]æ̱dɪkt[/t]] addicts 1) N COUNT: oft supp N An addict is someone who takes harmful drugs and cannot stop taking them. He s only 24 years old and a drug addict. 2) N COUNT: usu supp N If you say that someone is an addict, you mean that they… …

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  • 13 addict */ — UK [ˈædɪkt] / US noun [countable] Word forms addict : singular addict plural addicts 1) someone who takes illegal or harmful drugs and cannot stop 2) someone who likes a particular activity very much and spends as much time as they can doing it a …

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  • 14 addict — v. & n. v.tr. & refl. (usu. foll. by to) devote or apply habitually or compulsively; make addicted. n. 1 a person addicted to a habit, esp. one dependent on a (specified) drug (drug addict; heroin addict). 2 colloq. an enthusiastic devotee of a… …

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  • 15 addict — Synonyms and related words: LSD user, acidhead, address, adherent, adjust, admirer, aficionado, alcoholic, apply, aspirant, aspirer, bias, buff, bug, candidate, chain smoker, cocaine sniffer, cokie, collector, coveter, cubehead, demon, desirer,… …

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  • 16 addict — n. a confirmed; drug addict * * * [ ædɪkt] drug addict a confirmed …

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  • 17 addict — noun (C) 1 someone who is unable to stop taking drugs: treatment centers for addicts | drug/heroin/morphine etc addict: Many heroin addicts have contracted AIDS. 2 someone who spends too much time doing something they like: a television addict …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 addict — noun 1) stealing money for your next high, just like the addicts out in the street a barbiturate addict Syn: abuser, user, drug addict; informal junkie, druggie, head, freak, pill popper, dope fiend 2) informal skiing addicts Syn …

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  • 19 addict — [ˈædɪkt] noun [C] 1) someone who cannot stop taking illegal or harmful drugs a heroin addict[/ex] 2) someone who likes doing a particular activity very much a TV addict[/ex] …

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  • 20 addict — n. someone showing a strong preference for something or someone. (A combining form not related to drug addiction.) D Sam is a real opera addict. He just loves the stuff. □ My uncle is a mystery addict …

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