addiction definition

  • noun:
    • Compulsive physiological and psychological requirement for a habit-forming substance: a drug utilized in the treating heroin addiction.
    • a case with this: you with several substance addictions.
    • the healthiness of being constantly or compulsively occupied with or or involved in something.
    • a case of the: had an addiction for fast cars.
    • The state to be hooked; commitment; inclination.
    • a practice or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but once ceased triggers stress.
    • A pathological commitment to feeling altering experience which has life damaging effects.
    • The state to be addicted; devotion; desire.
    • their state of being quit to some practice, practice, or quest; addictedness; devotion.
    • In Roman law, an official providing over or delivery by sentence of courtroom; thus, a surrender or commitment of every someone to a master.
    • being unusually tolerant to and influenced by something that is psychologically or literally habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    • (Roman legislation) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (given that honor of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master
    • an abnormally strong craving

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