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Topic: DRUG CULTURE

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of addicere 'to give to formally or legally', from ad- 'to' + dicere 'to say'

addict

noun
     
ad‧dict [countable]
1MDD someone who is unable to stop taking drugs
drug/heroin/morphine etc addict
a recovering heroin addict
2 someone who is very interested in something and spends a lot of time doing it
TV/sports etc addict
My nephew is a complete video game addict.
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