Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

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

addict

noun
     
Related topics: Drug Culture
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.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary