Meaning of addict

ad•dict

Pronunciation: (n.ad'iktv.&schwa&sylpdikt'), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance: a drug addict.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on an addictive substance, as alcohol or a narcotic.
  2. to habituate or abandon (oneself&hasp;) to something compulsively or obsessively: a writer addicted to the use of high-flown language; children addicted to video games.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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