abstinence syndrome

noun

: the physical effects that result from depriving an addict of the drug to which he or she is habituated

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abstinence syndrome was in 1931

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“Abstinence syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abstinence%20syndrome. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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