Associations to the word «Addiction»

Wiktionary

ADDICTION, noun. (medicine) A state that is characterized by compulsive drug use or compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite negative consequences.
ADDICTION, noun. The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.
ADDICTION, noun. A habit or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but when ceased causes trauma.
ADDICTION, noun. A pathological relationship to mood altering experience that has life damaging consequences.

Dictionary definition

ADDICTION, noun. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).
ADDICTION, noun. An abnormally strong craving.
ADDICTION, noun. (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; "under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery".

Wise words

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