Addict - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

noun

- 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

verb

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

Examples

...an inspiring story about addicts who seek help and manage to kick their habit...

...science-fiction 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

...at 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

noun
singular: addict
plural: addicts
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman