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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person with an uncontrollable urge or habit for a drug or situation.

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A person with an uncontrollable urge or habit for a drug or situation. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To attach (oneself) as a follower to a person or adherent to a cause.

Usage examples (38)
  • Sally is an addict when it comes to chocolate cake.
  • A golf addict
  • Noun : a drug addict
  • Verb (used with object) : a writer addicted to the use of high-flown language; children addicted to video games for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "addict" (person with a bad habit) went to the "attic" (room right under the roof) and sent an "edict" (order or command) to the rest of the family to stay downstairs.
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