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  • someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms
  • someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a news junkie"
  • to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie" ,
  • someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms

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Addict Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Addiction is when the body or mind badly wants or needs something in order to work right. When you have addiction to something it is called being addicted or being an addict. People can be addicted to drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, and many other things.

When somebody is addicted to something, they can become sick if they do not get the thing they are addicted to. But taking more of the thing they are addicted to can also hurt their health. Some people who are addicts need to go to a doctor or hospital to cure the addiction, so they no longer crave (want or need) the drug.

Addiction takes place when the addictive element enters the body. The blood stream moves the element around the body so that it gets to the brain, and makes the person feel that they are enjoying it; then they want more of that substance. This takes place remarkably fast for some addictions such as hashish and cocaine; but all of them control the consumer. Once under this control, the consumer does not have a completely free will, and listens to the addiction's bidding.



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  • Drug addict ‘stole mopeds’
    A DRUG addict stole three mopeds from a residential complex in Minhang District to get money to feed his habit and was captured when about to commit a theft again, police said yesterday. Read more on this news related to 'Addict'
  • Ubiñas: Former drug addict thanks cops who arrested him
    Fifteen years later, a former drug addict thanks the officers who arrested him, saying they turned his life around. Read more on this news related to 'Addict'
  • Judge tells addict he may not live to 40
    A HEROIN addict, who stole meat from a string of shops to feed his habit, was given a 12-month community order. Read more on this news related to 'Addict'

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