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Synonyms for addiction
əˈdɪk ʃən

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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)

    dependence, dependance, habituation, colony, dependency

  2. addiction(noun)

    an abnormally strong craving

    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"

    dependence, dependance, habituation, dependency

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. addiction(n.)

    [Rare.] addictedness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    addictions, dependence, dependency, habituation, abuse, reliance, dependencies, drug

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How to use addiction in a sentence?

  1. Robert Dellavella:

    Nationally there is not a family member – no matter what demographic, age, race – that is not impacted by the addiction crisis.

  2. Julie Gaither:

    Opioids are now available in millions of American homes, which means that everyday individuals vulnerable to addiction and overdose - such as children, teens, the elderly, and those with a history of substance abuse - are routinely exposed to medications that are highly addictive and potentially deadly, simply having more of the medications around increases the risk for accidental poisonings in the young and overdose in teens and adults.

  3. New Jersey:

    This is an epidemic in our country and what this task force hopes to do is look at the issue of prevention, obviously the interdiction of drugs before they come to our country, but also and very importantly the issue of treatment, addiction is a disease and we need to treat it that way and we need to give people help they need, to renew their lives and be productive members to society.

  4. Michael Kelly:

    He's a man who deals with addiction in many ways. At his core, he's a complicated dude who does some bad things.

  5. Madeleine Swortwood:

    I’ve actually been in contact with a few physicians, especially addiction medicine physicians, who are treating patients with morphine addiction from consuming poppy seed tea. They are not heroin users, but they actually become addicted to the morphine from the tea.

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