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noun [countable/uncountable] British English pronunciation: addiction /əˈdɪkʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    a strong need that someone feels to regularly take an illegal or harmful drug

    There is a growing problem of drug addiction in our cities.

    addiction to:

    an addiction to nicotine

  2. 2
    a strong need or wish to spend as much time as possible doing a particular activity
    addiction to:

    His addiction to the Internet is taking over his life.

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