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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)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)accustom, habituate

Entailhabituate, use

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