Definition of addicted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈdɪktɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈdɪktɪd//
    [not before noun] Showing interest, Medication, Addiction
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  1. 1addicted (to something) unable to stop taking harmful drugs, or using or doing something as a habit to become addicted to drugs/gambling It did not take James very long to get addicted. She had become addicted to tranquillizers. See related entries: Medication, Addiction
  2. 2addicted (to something) spending all your free time doing something because you are so interested in it He's addicted to computer games. More Like This Adjectives that do not come before a noun afloat, addicted, afraid, alike, alive, alone, ashamed, asleep, awakeSee worksheet. See related entries: Showing interest
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from the obsolete adjective addict ‘bound or devoted (to someone)’, from Latin addict- ‘assigned’, from the verb addicere, from ad- ‘to’ + dicere ‘say’.
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