Adjective "addict" definition and examples

(Addict may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A person who is addicted to a particular substance, typically an illegal drug.
  1. 'One of the boys had been an heroin addict but he had got off it.'
  2. 'So they wouldn't let my grandma home from hospital because they knew I was living with her and I was a drug addict.'
  3. 'Heroin addicts should be able to register and get supplies on prescription.'
  4. 'Officers say most burglars are heroin or crack addicts who need cash to feed their drug habits.'
  5. 'She has called for more support to be made available for former drug addicts coming out of prison.'
  6. 'A heroin addict who ran a drugs den frequented by dealers at all hours of the day has been jailed for 18 months.'
  7. 'The family wanted Daniel out of the house and even told the hospital he was a drug addict.'
  8. 'The raid resulted in four arrests, as the police walked in whilst four addicts were using drugs.'
  9. 'A former heroin and crack addict, he has been off drugs and in the community for five years.'
  10. 'We are happy to provide needle exchange schemes for drug addicts, and their addictions are treatable.'
  11. 'a self-confessed chocolate addict'
  12. 'I'm now a fully-fledged property addict and I enjoy the creative side of it, as well as the business side.'
  13. 'Even the most diehard personal finance addict is likely to be bamboozled by this one.'
  14. 'Well, if you are a fresh air addict, you might take a very dim view of that.'
  15. 'If you are a real caffeine addict, then have the breakfast juice from day two each morning.'
  16. 'I have been asking a couple friends who are television addicts what am I missing.'
  17. 'Britain is full of telly addicts who spend little time curled up with a good book, a new survey confirms.'
  18. 'If the hippie happens to be a prog rock addict then it gets worse.'
  19. 'On the train from Swansea to Carmarthen I sat next to a mobile phone addict.'
  20. 'Gadget addicts can finally throw away their ever-growing collection of chargers.'
  21. 'Bermuda's telly addicts have much to look forward to in the months to come.'

More definitions

1. a person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance: a drug addict. verb (used with object)

2. to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on an addictive substance, as alcohol or a narcotic.

3. to habituate or abandon (oneself) to something compulsively or obsessively: a writer addicted to the use of high-flown language; children addicted to video games.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be addict to lives."

"people can be addict."


Early 20th century: from the obsolete verb addict, which was a back-formation from addicted.