HyperDic: addiction

English > 3 senses of the word addiction:
NOUNstateaddiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituationbeing abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
feelingaddictionan abnormally strong craving
actaddiction(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)
addiction > pronunciation
Soundsahdih'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > addiction: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningabnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).
Synonymsdependence, dependance, dependency, habituation
CategorynarcoticA drug that produces numbness or stupor
Narrowerdrug addiction, white plagueAn addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Spanishadicción, dependencia
Catalanaddicció, dependència
Verbsaddictto cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
English > addiction: 3 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningAn abnormally strong craving.
BroadercravingAn intense desire for some particular thing
Spanishadicción
English > addiction: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(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.
Example"under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"
CategoryRoman law, Justinian code, civil law, jus civileThe legal code of ancient Rome
Broaderaward, awardingA grant made by a law court
Verbsaddictto cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

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