addiction

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•dic•tion /əˈdɪkʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the state of being addicted to something.
  2. an example or case of this:[countable]had addictions to nicotine and alcohol.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•dic•tion  (ə dikshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Drugsthe 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.
  • Latin addictiōn- (stem of addictiō) a giving over, surrender. See addict, -ion
  • 1595–1605

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
adˈdiction /əˈdɪkʃən/ n
  1. the condition of being abnormally dependent on some habit, esp compulsive dependency on narcotic drugs
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Collocations: has a [severe, relentless] addiction , has an addiction to [heroine, sex, gambling], has a [heroine] addiction, more...

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