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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituationnoun

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

  2. addictionnoun

    an abnormally strong craving

  3. addictionnoun

    (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. addictionnoun

    The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.

  2. addictionnoun

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

  3. addictionnoun

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

    His addiction was to courses vain. Shakespeare.

  4. Etymology: From ; compare addictio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Addictionnoun

    the state of being addicted; devotion; inclination

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

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  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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  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. Jonathan Foulds:

    Most of the action relating to beating nicotine addiction takes place within the first month or two.

  2. Brian King:

    No form of tobacco — whether it’s combustible, incombustible or electronic — is safe for youth to use, and that is primarily because we know nicotine can have adverse health effects on the developing adolescent brain. It can lead to addiction. And it could also lead to sustained forms of tobacco use.

  3. Michelle Shaw:

    When they see people coming they get that anxiety that sugar is on its way and they are going to be very aggressive to feed that addiction.

  4. Jed Rose:

    The behavior addiction of smoking may be far more compelling than just the short-term withdrawal symptoms of a hard drug.

  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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