English noun: addict
|1.||addict (person) someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction|
|Samples||A golf addict.|
A car nut.
A bodybuilding freak.
A news junkie.
|Synonyms||freak, junkie, junky, nut|
|Broader (hypernym)||enthusiast, partisan, partizan|
|Narrower (hyponym)||gym rat|
|2.||addict (person) someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms|
|Broader (hypernym)||drug user, substance abuser, user|
|Narrower (hyponym)||caffein addict, caffeine addict, drug addict, junkie, junky, speed freak|
English verb: addict
|1.||addict (consumption) to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||accustom, habituate|