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Addict

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To Addi'ct. v.a. [addico, Lat.]

  1. To devote, to dedicate, in a good sense; which is rarely used.

    Ye know the house of Stephanus, that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints. 1 Cor. xvi. 15.

  2. It is commonly taken in a bad sense; as, he addicted himself to vice.

Sources: The Bible - 1. Corinthians (15)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Addict." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 29, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13421.


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