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addicted

[uh-dik-tid] /əˈdɪk tɪd/
adjective
1.
devoted or given up to a practice or habit or to something psychologically or physically habit-forming (usually followed by to):
to be addicted to drugs.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; addict + -ed2
Related forms
addictedness, noun
nonaddicted, adjective
unaddicted, adjective
well-addicted, adjective
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Word Origin and History for well addicted

addicted

adj.

1530s, "delivered over" by judicial sentence; past participle adjective from addict (v.). Modern sense of "dependent" is short for self-addicted "to give over or award (oneself) to someone or some practice" (1560s; exact phrase from c.1600); specialization to narcotics dependency is from c.1910.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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