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. Susan Albers:

    When I talk to clients and they describe their experience, it’s very similar to the language and the behaviors to other kids of addiction.

  2. Salia Woodbury:

    My mom and dad told me that addiction is a sickness, yeah, a sickness that makes people feel like they have to take drugs or drink alcohol to feel OK.

  3. New Jersey:

    This is an epidemic in our country and what this task force hopes to do is look at the issue of prevention, obviously the interdiction of drugs before they come to our country, but also and very importantly the issue of treatment, addiction is a disease and we need to treat it that way and we need to give people help they need, to renew their lives and be productive members to society.

  4. Melania Trump:

    Be Best will continue to shine a light on successful programs like MATER that demonstrate positive results for children. Over the past year, I have traveled both nationally and internationally -- learning about many of the programs offered through private organizations, schools and hospitals, which are meant to help children and families as they deal with drug addiction, what I consistently hear is the need for support at all levels.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The addiction to selfie is enough proof to see how that person feels alone & aloof and loves only oneself, not a bit to others and women surpass men often in this connection.

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