Pronunciation: ( —n.ad'ikt; —v.u-dikt'),[key] —n. a person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance: a drug addict.
—v.t. 1. to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on an addictive substance, as alcohol or a narcotic.
2. 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.