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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·dict, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Addicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Addicting.]
 1. To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; -- with to. “They addict themselves to the civil law.”
    He is addicted to his study.   --Beau. & Fl.
    That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations.   --Adventurer.
    His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.   --Fuller.
    A man gross . . . and addicted to low company.   --Macaulay.
 2. To adapt; to make suitable; to fit. [Obs.]
    The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth.   --Evelyn.
 Syn: -- Addict, Devote, Consecrate, Dedicate. Addict was formerly used in a good sense; as, addicted to letters; but is now mostly employed in a bad sense or an indifferent one; as, addicted to vice; addicted to sensual indulgence. Addicted to staying at home.” --J. S. Mill.  Devote is always taken in a good sense, expressing habitual earnestness in the pursuit of some favorite object; as, devoted to science. Consecrate and dedicate express devotion of a higher kind, involving religious sentiment; as, consecrated to the service of the church; dedicated to God.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : compulsively or physiologically dependent on something
            habit-forming; "she is addicted to chocolate";
            "addicted to cocain" [ant: unaddicted]