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addiction

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addiction

 
 
pronunciation:
dIk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the condition of being addicted, esp. to a narcotic substance.
He'd started smoking recently and was already developing an addiction to nicotine.
synonyms:
dependence, habit
similar words:
alcoholism, craving, dipsomania, monkey on one's back
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