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Definition of addict noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    addict

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈædɪkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈædɪkt//
     
    Showing interest, Addiction
     
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  1. 1a person who is unable to stop taking harmful drugs a heroin/drug/nicotine addict the treatment and rehabilitation of addicts Wordfinderabuse, addict, deal, dependence, detoxification, drug, hallucinate, overdose, rehab, withdrawal See related entries: Addiction
  2. 2a person who is very interested in something and spends a lot of their free time on it a video game addict Telly addicts will need to splash out on expensive HDTV sets. Many young boys become computer addicts. I used to be a video game addict—I literally spent all my free time playing games. See related entries: Showing interest
  3. Word Origin early 20th cent.: from the obsolete verb addict, which was a back-formation from addicted.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: addict