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Meaning & Definition of Addiction in English

English

Addiction

/ədɪkʃən/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • addiction
  • ,
  • dependence
  • ,
  • dependance
  • ,
  • dependency
  • ,
  • habituation

2. An abnormally strong craving

    synonym:
  • addiction

3. (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"
    synonym:
  • addiction

Examples of using

Stopgap measures won't make a dent in drug addiction.