Noun Addiction Definition and Examples







The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity.
  1. 'addiction to crack cocaine is spreading'
  2. 'It went wrong for us fairly quickly, mostly as a result of my worsening drug addiction.'
  3. 'This then traps the users into a world of addiction, which is very hard to get out of.'
  4. 'I held down various jobs through my addiction but soon my usage was an everyday occurrence.'
  5. 'Almost everyone here knows someone whose child is struggling with drug addiction.'
  6. 'It is widely used as a substitute for patients who are attempting to combat addiction to heroin.'
  7. 'The excess body weight has now gone, along with his addiction to alcohol and drugs.'
  8. 'The suicide rate is one of the highest in Europe, and there is alcoholism and drug addiction.'
  9. 'But her young life was cut short after she became caught in a spiral of drug addiction.'
  10. 'She was embarrassed about her drug addiction and wanted to do something about it.'
  11. 'He soon started using harder drugs and supported his addictions through criminal activities.'
((n.) The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.)


1. the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.


"There can be addiction centres."
"There can be addiction experts."
"There can be addiction treatments."
"There can be addiction problems."
"There can be addiction issues."
"There can be addiction specialists."
"There can be addiction medicines."
"There can be addiction cycles."
"There can be addiction cures."
"There can be addiction clinics."
"There can be addiction vocalists."
"There can be addiction tocrispses."
"There can be addiction substitutions."
"There can be addiction studies."
"There can be addiction researchs."
"There can be addiction rates."
"There can be addiction programs."
"There can be addiction needs."
"There can be addiction narcotics."
"There can be addiction leagues."

Late 16th century (denoting a person's inclination or proclivity): from Latin addictio(n-), from addicere ‘assign’ (see addicted).

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