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Definition 1: someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms - [noun denoting person]

(addict is a kind of ...) a person who takes drugs

(... is a kind of addict ) someone addicted to caffeine

(... is a kind of addict ) a narcotics addict

(... is a kind of addict ) addict who habitually uses stimulant drugs (especially amphetamines)

Definition 2: someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction - [noun denoting person]

Samples where addict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a golf addict
  • a car nut
  • a bodybuilding freak
  • a news junkie

Synonyms for addict in the sense of this definition

(addict is a kind of ...) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

(... is a kind of addict ) someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa

Definition 3: to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug) - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for addict in the sense of this definition

(addict is a kind of ...) make psychologically or physically used (to something)

"She became habituated to the background music"

(addict implies ...) take or consume (regularly or habitually)

"She uses drugs rarely"

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