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addicted

[ uh-dik-tid ]
/ əˈdɪk tɪd /
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adjective
compulsively committed or helplessly drawn to a practice or habit or to something psychologically or physically habit-forming (often used in combination): an intensive program for opioid-addicted physicians.
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Origin of addicted

First recorded in 1550–60; addict + -ed2

usage note for addicted

See addict.

OTHER WORDS FROM addicted

ad·dict·ed·ness, nounnon·ad·dict·ed, adjectiveun·ad·dict·ed, adjectivewell-ad·dict·ed, adjective
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