[ UK /ɐdˈɪkʃən/ ]
[ US /əˈdɪkʃən/ ]
  1. an abnormally strong craving
  2. (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
  3. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
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How To Use addiction In A Sentence

  • Genetic factors, scientists believe, account for 70% of cocaine addiction, making it as heritable as schizophrenia and other mental health conditions.
  • Although alcoholism remains the number one dependency problem among judges and lawyers, the face of addiction continues to change.
  • I have also struggled, fought and cried because of my addiction to drugs.
  • The news orgs, by contrast, are doing this out of laziness and a hopeless addiction to portraying lefties as a kind of perennially-disappointed lost tribe who will never, ever find their way out of the wilderness. News Orgs: The Left Is Upset With Obama -- Even Though It Isn't
  • There is no known cure for hebephilia and no effective initial screening mechanism, says psychologist James Cantor, who leads a team of researchers from Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and other hospitals in studying the role of the brain in causing pedophilia and hebephilia. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • Cocaine is one of the main addiction drugs in the world. Scientists are always trying to discover why the addiction happens and find the methods to cure the cocaine addiction.
  • The New Zealander-Australian country music star battled an addiction to cocaine in the late '90s, but cleaned up before releasing his self-titled American debut in 2000.
  • She was on a cocktail of drink and drugs when she burgled a total of four houses to fund her drug addiction.
  • Pleasure seeking often enslaves people in a vicious cycle of addiction
  • It was she who sent him to rehab when his alcohol addiction got out of control. Times, Sunday Times
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