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Dictionary definition for: Addiction

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

2. (n) an abnormally strong craving

3. (n) (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"

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