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ad•dict



Pronunciation: (
n.ad'ikt;
v.u-dikt'),
[key]
n.
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) 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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