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addict

ad·dict

addict

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ae dihkt
definition 1: a person who depends on something, such as a drug, that is usually harmful and cannot be easily given up.
If he takes those pain drugs much longer, he could become an addict.
similar words:
drunk, head, hound, slave
definition 2: one who very much enjoys a hobby or interest and spends a lot of time and energy on it.
Ever since my parents bought a pool, I have been a swimming addict.
similar words:
buff, fanatic, nut, slave
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: dIkt
inflections: addicted, addicting, addicts
definition: to cause to depend on something that is hard to give up.
Having a candy bar every day addicted me to chocolate.
Word Parts
The word addict contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.