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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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The man's purplish red face, his heavy eyelids, the nervous twitchings, all spoke of his addiction to drink.
He was generally spoken of as a "poor mushed creatur"; and that avoidance of his neighbours, which had before been referred to his ill-will and to a probable addiction to worse company, was now considered mere craziness.
like Santa Lucia's), and other incidents of scientific inquiry, are observed to be less incompatible with poetic love than a native dulness or a lively addiction to the lowest prose.
Wyoming2 includes sexual addiction in its education requirement for licensure of a "Licensed Addictions Therapist.
In the book, Habits: Remaking Addiction, Fraser, Moore, and Keane trace the multiple and contingent enactments of addictions occurring within expert scientific discourses and knowledge-making practices.
Individuals struggling with sexual addictions who cannot afford to self-pay or who are not court-involved need options for accessing effective treatment.
The fourteenth chapter pertains to process addictions of gambling, food, and sex.
I have enjoyed the privilege of serving as editor of the Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling (JAOC).
Addictions can include, but are not limited to, drug abuse, exercise addiction, food addiction, sexual addiction, computer addiction, and gambling.
The researchers involved are also working with instruments measuring other addictions, such as the recently introduced Bergen Work Addiction Scale.
The DSM-V Task Force, for example, has suggested a new category entitled Addictions and Related Disorders (Grant et al.
The five addictions to be addressed are: alcohol abuse and dependency, drug abuse/addiction, gambling compulsions/obsessions and addictions, tobacco addiction (including cigars, pipes and chew), food addiction/compulsions.

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