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ad·dic·tion

 (ə-dĭk′shən)
n.
1.
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.
2.
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.

addiction

(əˈdɪkʃən)
n
the condition of being abnormally dependent on some habit, esp compulsive dependency on narcotic drugs

ad•dic•tion

(əˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
dependence on or commitment to a habit, practice, or habit-forming substance to the extent that its cessation causes trauma.
[1595–1605; < Latin]

ad·dic·tion

(ə-dĭk′shən)
1. A physical or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, such as drugs or alcohol.
2. A habitual or compulsive involvement in an activity, such as gambling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.addiction - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)addiction - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
drug addiction, white plague - an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
2.addiction - an abnormally strong cravingaddiction - an abnormally strong craving  
craving - an intense desire for some particular thing
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)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; "under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"
award, awarding - a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"
jus civile, Justinian code, Roman law, civil law - the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law

addiction

noun
2. (with to) love of, passion for, attachment to, affection for, fondness for, zeal for, fervour for, ardour for I suddenly discovered an addiction to housework.
Quotations
"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism" [Carl Gustav Jung Memories, Dreams, and Reflections]
Translations
إدْمَان
závislost
afhængighed
függés
fíkniávani
závislosť
zasvojenost
bağımlılıktiryakilik

addiction

[əˈdɪkʃən] N
1. (to drugs, alcohol) → adicción f, dependencia f
his addiction to drugssu adicción a or dependencia de las drogassu drogodependencia
heroin addictionadicción f a or dependencia f de la heroína, heroinomanía f
2. (fig) → adicción f
his addiction to TV soapssu adicción a las telenovelas

addiction

[əˈdɪkʃən] ndépendance f
addiction to nicotine → dépendance à la nicotine
drug addiction → toxicomanie f

addiction

nSucht f(to nach); (no pl: = state of dependence) → Sucht f, → Süchtigkeit f; addiction to drugs/alcoholRauschgift-/Trunksucht f; addiction to sportübermäßige Sportbegeisterung; to become an addictionzur Sucht werden

addiction

[əˈdɪkʃn] nassuefazione f (Med) → tossicomania
drug addiction → tossicodipendenza
to have an addiction to chocolate → essere cioccolato-dipendente

addict

(ˈӕdikt) noun
a person who has become dependent on something, especially drugs. a drug addict; a television addict.
adˈdicted adjective
(often with to) dependent on (especially a drug). He is addicted to alcohol.
adˈdiction (-ʃən) noun

ad·dic·tion

n. adicción, propensión, dependencia.

addiction

n adicción f; drug — drogadicción f; heroin — adicción a la heroína
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