The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity: he committed the offence to finance his drug addiction addiction to crack cocaine is spreading [count noun]: an addiction to gambling
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- It is widely used as a substitute for patients who are attempting to combat addiction to heroin.
- The suicide rate is one of the highest in Europe, and there is alcoholism and drug addiction.
- The excess body weight has now gone, along with his addiction to alcohol and drugs.
dependency, dependence, craving, habit, weakness, compulsion, fixation, enslavement
US informal jones
Late 16th century (denoting a person's inclination or proclivity): from Latin addictio(n-), from addicere 'assign' (see addicted).
Words that rhyme with addictionaffliction, benediction, constriction, conviction, crucifixion, depiction, dereliction, diction, eviction, fiction, friction, infliction, interdiction, jurisdiction, malediction, restriction, transfixion, valediction
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