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noun 
  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 was to courses vain. Shakespeare.
Translations: 
  • French: dépendance (2)
  • German: Abhí¤ndigkeit (2), Sucht
Etymology: Cf. addictio an adjudge, adjudging


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