|1.||[ noun ] someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction|
|Synonyms:||junkie junky nut freak|
"a golf addict" "a car nut" "a control freak"
|Related terms:||enthusiast gym_rat|
|2.||[ verb ] to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, esp. a narcotic drug)|
|Related terms:||habituate addiction use|
|3.||[ noun ] someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms|
|Related terms:||drug_user drug_addict speed_freak caffeine_addict|