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  1. A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug
  2. An adherent or fan (of something)
  • Dutch: fan
  • French: intoxiqué , intoxiquée , accro (slang)
  • German: Sí¼chtiger
  1. To cause someone to become addicted, especially to a harmful drug
  2. To involve oneself in something habitually, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
    • They themselves to the civil law. --Evelyn
    • He is addicted to his study. --Beaumont & Fletcher
    • That part of mankind that their minds to speculations. --Adventurer
    • His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity. --Fuller
    • A man gross ... and addicted to low company. --Macaulay
      1. (obsolete) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.
    • The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth. --Evelyn
    Etymology: addictus, past participle of addicere, to adjudge, to devote, from ad + dicere, to say; compare diction

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