Definition of addiction
- addiction to reading
He has a drug addiction.
His life has been ruined by heroin addiction.
He devotes his summers to his surfing addiction.
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: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble)
: an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something
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