12-step

adjective
\ ˈtwelv-ˌstep How to pronounce 12-step (audio) \

Definition of 12-step

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or being a program that is designed especially to help an individual overcome an addiction, compulsion, serious shortcoming, or traumatic experience by adherence to 12 tenets emphasizing personal growth and dependence on a higher spiritual being

First Known Use of 12-step

1983, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about 12-step

Dictionary Entries near 12-step

1080

12 a.m.

12 p.m.

12-step

16′ pitch

16′ stop

18-wheeler

Statistics for 12-step

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for 12-step

The first known use of 12-step was in 1983

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for 12-step

12-step

adjective
\ ˈtwelv-ˌstep How to pronounce 12-step (audio) \

Medical Definition of 12-step

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a program that is designed especially to help an individual overcome an addiction, compulsion, serious shortcoming, or traumatic experience by adherence to 12 tenets emphasizing personal growth and dependence on a higher spiritual being

Comments on 12-step

What made you want to look up 12-step? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a device or gadget

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!