- adding machine
Origin of addicted
verb (used with object)
Origin of addict
Examples from the Web for addicted
Paddle8 already has a “sticky collector base who are addicted to the site,” he says.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He dealt drugs, was addicted to cocaine by the time he was 13, and found himself constantly in trouble with the law.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I sometimes feel vexed by—but also addicted to—a sense of conflict, or a sense of being at odds with myself, or my choices.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this “Just Say No” society, are we addicted to drug testing?
She wore her wounds with pride, addicted to looking as sick as she felt—a warrior in an interminable battle against herself.
"I did not know that spirits were addicted to bad language," said the Duchess.
I did not then know how little he was addicted to superstition.The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Complete|Tobias Smollett
If he had been addicted to the compound, it would have been out of the question.Love Story|Irving E. Cox, Jr.
It is a fact that man is addicted to folly, and that woman is weak.
If they use foul language, or are addicted to bad habits, the children necessarily imitate them, and develop into bad characters.A Guide to Health|Mahatma Gandhi
Word Origin for addict
1530s, "delivered over" by judicial sentence; past participle adjective from addict (v.). Modern sense of "dependent" is short for self-addicted "to give over or award (oneself) to someone or some practice" (1560s; exact phrase from c.1600); specialization to narcotics dependency is from c.1910.
1909, in reference to morphine, from addict (v.).
1530s (implied in addicted), from Latin addictus, past participle of addicere "to deliver, award, yield; give assent, make over, sell," figuratively "to devote, consecrate; sacrifice, sell out, betray" from ad- "to" (see ad-) + dicere "say, declare" (see diction), but also "adjudge, allot." Earlier in English as an adjective, "delivered, devoted" (1520s). Related: Addicted; addicting.