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n. condition of being dependent on some habit in an abnormal manner, devotion to a certain habit, dependency, physiological or psychological dependence (as on a substance); instance of being physiological or psychological dependent on

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Addiction is a state characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences. It can be thought of as a disease or biological process leading to such behaviors. The two properties that characterize all addictive stimuli are that they are reinforcing (i.e., they increase the likelihood that a person will seek repeated exposure to them) and intrinsically rewarding (i.e., something perceived as being positive or desirable).

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Noun
1. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
(synonym) dependence, dependency, habituation
(hypernym) physiological state, physiological condition
(hyponym) drug addiction, white plague
(derivation) addict, hook
(classification) narcotic
2. an abnormally strong craving
(hypernym) craving
3. (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"
(hypernym) award, awarding
(derivation) addict, hook
(classification) Roman law, Justinian code, civil law, jus civile


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addiction
nf. addiction, devotion to a certain habit, dependency

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n. závislost; narkomanie


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