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addict

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(ad′ikt)

[L. addictus, given over]

1. One who cannot control the need or craving for a substance or a behavior, esp. when the craving results in adverse consequences or a decline in one's ability to function effectively.
2. To make someone dependent or to become dependent on a substance or behavior.

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TY - ELEC T1 - addict ID - 732950 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732950/all/addict PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Taber's Online DP - Unbound Medicine ER -