Addict - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈædɪkt|  American pronunciation of the word addict
Brit.  |ˈadɪkt|  British pronunciation of the word addict


- someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction(syn: freak, junkie, junky, nut)
- someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms


- to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug) (syn: hook)

Examples inspiring story about addicts who seek help and manage to kick their habit... addicts who eagerly await each new installment in the series...

Sarah is addicted to music.

My nephew is a complete video game addict.

He's only 24 years old and a drug addict.

a heroin addict who has cheated death many times college she began consorting with drug users, eventually becoming an addict herself...

the actor's glib portrayal of a drug addict

a drug addict who has had a relapse

a drug addict who has a history of relapse

I was a drug addict for two years. I was in an almost permanent state of high.

a drug addict who is being detoxified

I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict

The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day

Word forms

singular: addict
plural: addicts
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