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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.
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addiction

(əˈdɪkʃən)
n
the condition of being abnormally dependent on some habit, esp compulsive dependency on narcotic drugs
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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]
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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.
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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
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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]
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

addiction

[əˈdɪkʃən] ndépendance f
addiction to nicotine → dépendance à la nicotine
drug addiction → toxicomanie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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addiction

[əˈdɪkʃn] nassuefazione f (Med) → tossicomania
drug addiction → tossicodipendenza
to have an addiction to chocolate → essere cioccolato-dipendente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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ad·dic·tion

n. adicción, propensión, dependencia.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

addiction

n adicción f; drug — drogadicción f; heroin — adicción a la heroína
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According to Roger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook, the company uses techniques found in propaganda and casino gambling to foster psychological addiction in its users -- such as constant notifications and variable rewards.
With little or no regulatory supervision in most of the world, companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, Alibaba and Tencent used techniques common in propaganda and casino gambling, such as constant notifications and variable rewards, to foster psychological addiction.
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