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 for Addict
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Addict \Ad*dict"\, p. p.
     Addicted; devoted. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Addict \Ad*dict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Addicted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Addicting.] [L. addictus, p. p. of addicere to adjudge,
     devote; ad + dicere to say. See Diction.]
     1. To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; -- with to.
        "They addict themselves to the civil law." --Evelyn.
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              He is addicted to his study.          --Beau. & Fl.
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              That part of mankind that addict their minds to
              speculations.                         --Adventurer.
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              His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.
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              A man gross . . . and addicted to low company.
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     2. To adapt; to make suitable; to fit. [Obs.]
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              The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but
              the coldness of the place hinders the growth.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it
           resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a
           bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie" [syn: addict, nut,
           freak, junkie, junky]
      2: someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance;
         abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal
      v 1: to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on
           something, especially a narcotic drug) [syn: addict,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "addict":
     LSD user, acidhead, address, adherent, adjust, admirer, aficionado,
     alcoholic, apply, aspirant, aspirer, bias, buff, bug, candidate,
     chain smoker, cocaine sniffer, cokie, collector, coveter, cubehead,
     demon, desirer, devotee, dipsomaniac, direct, dispose, dope fiend,
     doper, drug abuser, drug addict, drug user, drunkard, eager beaver,
     energumen, enthusiast, faddist, fan, fanatic, fancier, fiend,
     follower, freak, glue sniffer, great one for, groupie, habitual,
     habitue, hankerer, head, heavy smoker, hobbyist, hopeful, hophead,
     hound, hype, incline, infatuate, junkie, lover, marijuana smoker,
     methhead, narcotics addict, nut, pillhead, pothead, predispose,
     pursuer, putterer, rhapsodist, snowbird, solicitant, speed freak,
     sucker for, suitor, supporter, take to, tripper, user, visionary,
     votary, wanter, wisher, yearner, zealot

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