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English noun: addict

1. addict (person) someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction


SamplesA golf addict.
A car nut.
A bodybuilding freak.
A news junkie.


Synonymsfreak, 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)


Synonymshook


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)accustom, habituate


Entailhabituate, use









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