Definition of Addiction in English :

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Addiction meaning in English

Meaning of Addiction in English

Pronunciation of Addiction in English

Addiction pronunciation in English

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1. addiction, dependance, dependence, dependency, habituation

being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

2. addiction

an abnormally strong craving

3. addiction

(Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master

Example Sentences:
'under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of addiction
the condition of being abnormally dependent on some habit, esp compulsive dependency on narcotic drugs

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see synonyms of addiction
the condition of being addicted (to a habit) or of being an addict; specif., the habitual use of narcotic drugs

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see synonyms of addiction
a. A condition involving use of a substance, such as a drug or alcohol, or engagement in a behavior, such as gambling, in which a person has strong cravings, is unable to stop or limit the activity, continues the activity despite harmful consequences, and experiences distress upon discontinuance: a drug used in the treatment of heroin addiction.
b. An instance of this: a person with a sex addiction.
a. The condition of being habitually occupied with or involved in something: addiction to romance novels.
b. The condition of using something on a regular or dependent basis: fossil fuel addiction.
c. An instance of one of these conditions: had an addiction to fast cars.

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