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addict (verb), addicts; addicted; addicting
1. To cause someone, or oneself, to become overly dependent on something or a person: Joyce, who was evidently addicted to and overly dependent on television, liked watching TV so much that she totally broke down and cried when a storm caused a temporary loss of electrical power and she couldn't watch anything for over an hour.
There is a significantly increasing number of people who are addicting themselves to foods that make them overly fat and unhealthy.2. Etymology: from ad-, "to" + dicere, "to say, to declare".
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