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Synonyms for addiction
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituation(noun)

    being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

    Synonyms:
    dependence, dependance, habituation, colony, dependency

  2. addiction(noun)

    an abnormally strong craving

    Synonyms:
    dependence, dependance, habituation, dependency

  3. addiction(noun)

    (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

    "under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"

    Synonyms:
    dependence, dependance, habituation, dependency

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. addiction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] addictedness

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  1. Adam Alter:

    The term' tech addiction' is itself empty, tech itself is only the vehicle for hundreds of different experiences, some of which undoubtedly become addictive for some people. They vary considerably, so I prefer not to use a single label to describe them, though most are delivered on screens.

  2. Melanie Stansbury:

    To address Albuquerque's crime problem, we have to invest in public safety, we need to be reforming policing in the city, and we need to be investing in the underlying causes of crime like addiction and behavioral health.

  3. Scott Stapp:

    Alcohol and marijuana gave me temporary relief, the marijuana took me out of depression at times and alcohol took me out of my mania. After a long period of time of using those things to get balanced, that’s when addiction manifested. It took a number of years before it went from a self-medicating tool to full-blown alcoholism.

  4. Mark Schoeberl:

    This unfortunately comes from an administration that has repeatedly placed the needs of the tobacco industry on equal footing with public health, the administration should instead focus on more meaningful efforts to end youth tobacco use and nicotine addiction.

  5. Luiz Felipe Maia:

    You talk about gaming and people think about fraud, money laundering, mafia and addiction.

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