addicted addicted  /ə ˈdɪk təd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming

Usage(s):

  1. In other words, people became addicted to the pose.
  2. She is addicted to her latest gadget, a sleek silver NTT DoCoMo cell phone; three of four Tokyo high-school girls own a mobile phone and spend an average of $100 a month to use it.
  3. The social workers at Woodhull Hospital took one look at Elisa's tiny, crack-addicted body and immediately assigned custody to the father.

News

  1. Healthy relationship seminar planned

    Brenda Schaeffer agrees with singer Robert Palmer on one thing — if you're addicted to love, you might as well face it.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  2. Oh, sweet addictions

    From getting nails done, to stalking a celebrity on Twitter, every teenager has a secret, or obvious, sweet addiction. A lot of teenagers proclaim themselves addicted to a particular drink, food, store, a person of high interest, or an action — usually one that treats themselves, as you could say, “sweetly.” Personally, I would consider myself addicted to Starbucks. A quick stop at this coffee ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

  3. Random picks not wise

    Soon after becoming addicted to the financial channels, I began to invest in stocks beginning with the letter A because they appeared most often on the moving horizontal screen below. For several years I did much better than most funds and indexes, but lately I've really gotten battered. I've recently considered moving away from a vowel to one of the harder consonants, those with a Scrabble tile ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Quotes

  1. "It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs," she said from a Utah rehab center.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: New York Daily News

  2. "America is addicted to oil," said George W. Bush on 31 January, in his annual State of the Union address. "So tonight, I announce the Advanced Energy Initiative - a 22 per cent increase in clean-energy research."
    on Feb 8, 2006 By: President Bush Source: New Scientist (subscription)

  3. "Bush suffers from an addictive personality, and was an alcoholic. I don't know his present condition ...... but the one who examines his personality finds that he is addicted to two other faults -- lying and gambling," al-Zawahri said in the...
    on Nov 29, 2004 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Sun-Sentinel.com

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