Definitions of addiction

  1. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an abnormally strong craving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (Roman law) a formal award by a court sentence of a thing or person to another (as of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master; "under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Habituation to some practice; specifically the enslavement to a drug-habit. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. State of being habituated. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Habitual inclination; bent. addictedness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Becoming over dependant on a drug or habit. Stopping use causes withdrawl symptoms. Its a chronic disease that requires life long care. Any excessive craving. thelawdictionary.org
  9. [L.] In Rom. Law, the assignment of goods or slaves to another by sale or the legal sentence of the praetor. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  10. The act of devoting; the state of being devoted. Complete Dictionary