- 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 gamblingMore example sentences
- 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.
late 16th century (denoting a person's inclination or proclivity): from Latin addictio(n-), from addicere 'assign' (see addicted).