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addiction

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From addict +‎ -ion; compare (Latin) addictio (an adjudging, an award)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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addiction (plural addictions)

  1. The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.
  2. A habit or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but when ceased causes trauma.
  3. A pathological relationship to mood altering experience that has life damaging consequences.
    His addiction was to courses vain. Shakespeare.

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English addiction.

NounEdit

addiction f (plural addictions)

  1. addiction