What does addiction mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituation(noun)

    being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

  2. addiction(noun)

    an abnormally strong craving

  3. addiction(noun)

    (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"

Wiktionary

  1. addiction(Noun)

    The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.

    Etymology: From ; compare addictio

  2. addiction(Noun)

    A habit or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but when ceased causes trauma.

    Etymology: From ; compare addictio

  3. addiction(Noun)

    A pathological relationship to mood altering experience that has life damaging consequences.

    His addiction was to courses vain. Shakespeare.

    Etymology: From ; compare addictio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Addiction(noun)

    the state of being addicted; devotion; inclination

    Etymology: [Cf. L. addictio an adjudging.]

Freebase

  1. Addiction

    Addiction is the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors. Addictions can include, but are not limited to, drug abuse, exercise addiction, food addiction, sexual addiction, computer addiction, and gambling. Classic hallmarks of addiction include impaired control over substances or behavior, preoccupation with substance or behavior, continued use despite consequences, and denial. Habits and patterns associated with addiction are typically characterized by immediate gratification, coupled with delayed deleterious effects. Physiological dependence occurs when the body has to adjust to the substance by incorporating the substance into its 'normal' functioning. This state creates the conditions of tolerance and withdrawal. Tolerance is the process by which the body continually adapts to the substance and requires increasingly larger amounts to achieve the original effects. Withdrawal refers to physical and psychological symptoms experienced when reducing or discontinuing a substance that the body has become dependent on. Symptoms of withdrawal generally include but are not limited to anxiety, irritability, intense cravings for the substance, nausea, hallucinations, headaches, cold sweats, and tremors.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of addiction in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of addiction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of addiction in a Sentence

  1. Ron Wyden of Oregon:

    A parent’s drug addiction is becoming a growing reason for removing children from their homes and placing them in foster care.

  2. Popstar Demi Lovato:

    There wasn’t necessarily a warning, other than knowing that addiction runs in the family.

  3. Prince Mohammed:

    We will not allow our country ever to be at the mercy of commodity price volatility or external markets, we have developed a case of oil addiction in Saudi Arabia.

  4. Darryl Strawberry:

    In the middle of games, yeah, I would go between innings, and stuff like that, and run back and have a little party going on, i thought it was pretty cool. That’s just the addiction, the drive.

  5. Mike Lee:

    Opioid-related deaths are not evenly distributed, the big takeaway is that there’s a strong social component to our opioid crisis. Opioid addiction seems to have a high rate of correlation to social isolation. Those with a strong family or a good job seem less likely to become victims.

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