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Addict   /ədˈɪkt/  /ˈædˌɪkt/   Listen

Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction.  Synonyms: freak, junkie, junky, nut.  "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" Quotes from Famous Books

... said, like a depraved lamb. Does it show the higher nature of woman, that, while "fast young men" are content to look like well-dressed stable boys and billiard-markers, one may observe that girls of the corresponding type are apt to addict themselves to white and rosebuds, and pose themselves ...
— Malbone - An Oldport Romance • Thomas Wentworth Higginson

... complain'd. Jove, Father! Seest thou these outrageous acts Unmoved with anger? Such are day by day 1035 The dreadful mischiefs by the Gods contrived Against each other, for the sake of man. Thou art thyself the cause. Thou hast produced A foolish daughter petulant, addict To evil only and injurious deeds; 1040 There is not in Olympus, save herself, Who feels not thy control; but she her will Gratifies ever, and reproof from thee Finds none, because, pernicious as she is, She is thy daughter. She hath now ...
— The Iliad of Homer - Translated into English Blank Verse • Homer

Words linked to "Addict" :   habituate, user, drug user, speed freak, partisan, junky, use, enthusiast, drug addict, partizan, accustom, substance abuser, gym rat, caffein addict

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