Adjective "addicted" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


Physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance.
  1. 'It is not at all uncommon for babies to be born already addicted to heroin or other opiates.'
  2. 'He has been addicted to heroin for several years and is on a drug rehabilitation programme.'
  3. 'We estimate that some 20,000 young people are currently addicted to heroin and cocaine.'
  4. 'This means your body is addicted to it and that is a lot harder to shake.'
  5. 'She had become addicted to amphetamines since trying to lose weight five years ago and used small amounts of the drug every day.'
  6. 'When I was 21 I went to prison for the first time and by then I was addicted to heroin.'
  7. 'Being addicted to a substance usually means you're dependent on it to some degree.'
  8. 'Four percent of the Thai population is estimated to be addicted to the stimulant drug.'
  9. 'A burglar in adolescence, he was addicted to heroin and behind bars before reaching voting age.'
  10. 'Both her parents were heroin addicts at the time and she had ended up addicted to crack cocaine.'
  11. 'he's addicted to computers'
  12. 'Technologically it points the way but what it lacks is the kind of feature that makes a user addicted to the phone.'
  13. 'I was also addicted to soft drinks so no wonder my teeth are so shot to pieces these days.'
  14. 'One can lock a child up in a mental hospital because he is addicted to the Internet.'

More definitions

1. devoted or given up to a practice or habit or to something psychologically or physically habit-forming (usually followed by to): to be addicted to drugs.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be addicted to cars."

"thousandses can be addicted to illnesses."

"thousandses can be addicted to cigarettes."

"surgeons can be addicted to pethidines."

"students can be addicted within times."

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Mid 16th century: from the obsolete adjective addict ‘bound or devoted (to someone’), from Latin addict- ‘assigned’, from the verb addicere, from ad- ‘to’ + dicere ‘say’.