The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity: he committed the theft to finance his drug addiction 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.
late 16th century (denoting a person's inclination or proclivity): from Latin addictio(n-), from addicere 'assign' (see addict).