Meaning of “addicted” in the English Dictionary

"addicted" in British English

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uk /əˈdɪk.tɪd/ us /əˈdɪk.tɪd/


  • The treatment for people addicted to tranquillizers includes training in stress management and relaxation techniques.
  • A lot of people nowadays have become addicted to the internet.
  • She started taking antidepressants and before long she was addicted.
  • He's addicted to coffee and cannot do anything in the morning until he's had some.
  • As soon as she joined the gym, Pam was addicted!
uk /əˈdɪk.ʃən/ us /əˈdɪk.ʃən/


drug addiction
his addiction to alcohol

(Definition of “addicted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)