addiction

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Addiction \Ad*dic"tion\, noun [Cf. L. addictio an adjudging.] The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination. "His addiction was to courses vain." --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

addiction

noun

1: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) [syn: {addiction}, {dependence}, {dependance}, {dependency}, {habituation}]

2: an abnormally strong craving

3: (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"


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