Addiction Definition

ə-dĭkshən
addictions
noun
addictions
Physiological or psychological dependence, as on a substance.
A drug used in the treatment of heroin addiction.
American Heritage
The condition of being addicted (to a habit) or of being an addict; specif., the habitual use of narcotic drugs.
Webster's New World
The condition of being habitually occupied with or involved in something.
My addiction to comic books disappeared when graphic novels came out.
American Heritage
The condition of using something on a regular or dependent basis.
Fossil fuel addiction.
American Heritage
An instance of one of these conditions.
Had an addiction to fast cars.
American Heritage
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A physical or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, such as a drug or alcohol. In physical addiction, the body adapts to the substance being used and gradually requires increased amounts to reproduce the effects originally produced by smaller doses.
American Heritage Science
A habitual or compulsive involvement in an activity, such as gambling.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Addiction

Noun

Singular:
addiction
Plural:
addictions

Origin of Addiction

  • From addict +‎ -ion; compare (Latin) addictio (“an adjudging, an award”)

    From Wiktionary

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