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  Definition of addiction
  1. (Roman law) a formal award by a court sentence of a thing or person to another (as of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master; "under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"
  2. an abnormally strong craving
  3. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
Similar Words: dependence, dependency, habituation

 

Hyponyms: drug addiction, white plague

 

Derivational Morphology: addict, hook, habituate, accustom

 

Anagrams: dictation, contadino

 

 
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