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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  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. Majid Mirzaei:

    Drug addiction is a fact. It can't be eliminated but you can manage it correctly.

  2. Gail Saltz:

    The reality is, brains are still developing and drinking before the age 15 or 16 has a very high correlation with developing a problem with alcohol abuse and addiction and that is probably because the brain is really still developing.

  3. Christopher Adzia:

    Our program really is looking at adolescent brain development, addiction on a brain level.

  4. Steve Ellis:

    When you just call it tax extenders, instead of more corporate welfare, you're actually aiding and abetting Washington's addiction to providing for pet projects and pet spending.

  5. Alyssa Milano:

    These are exactly the type of situations that police officers are trained for and should be responding to, and we will always support police having the resources they need for appropriate policing actions, wed love to see equally trained non-police professionals respond to addiction and mental health crises and non-violent events so that these brave officers can do the jobs they are so good at handling, as they demonstrated this weekend.

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