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Meaning of addiction

ad•dic•tion

Pronunciation: (u-dik'shun), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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