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abdication, addiction
abdication (ab" duh KAY shuhn) (noun)
A formal resignation and renunciation of powers; such as, a high office, a throne, or an authority; a resignation: The abdication by the king was expected and desired by the citizens of the country.
addiction (uh DIK shuhn) (noun)
A devotion to or an abnormally strong craving and dependence on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming; such as, caffeine, nicotine, and, especially, alcohol or narcotic drugs: Our friend, Madeline, was still trying to recover from her drug addiction; as well as, her addiction to nicotine via smoking.

When Mildred decided to end her addiction to smoking, Maria and Melissa agreed to support her, including her abdication as organizer of the Friday night social meetings which usually took place in smoky clubs and restaurants.

addiction (uh DIK shuhn) (s) (noun), addictions (pl)
1. The devotion or the giving oneself habitually, or compulsively, to something; such as, caffeine or alcohol; but especially to narcotics: Harriet's novel emphasized the main character's recovery from drug addiction.
2. The conditions of being overwhelmed or uncontrollably committed to causes or to special objectives: Amy's main addiction is her excess devotion to operas where she spends a great deal of time and expenses attending them as often as possible.

Sally had an addiction for buying clothes, shoes, purses, and other items even though she didn't need them and didn't have enough space to put them where she could access them, as a result, she had very little money for other necessities; such as, food, making her car payments, paying her rent, etc.

3. Situations that involve compulsions and the need to continue taking drugs as a result of taking them in the past: Greg was trying to follow his doctor's advice to stop his crack addiction which he had had for years. Getting away from his old friends, who also had the same addictions, was extremely difficult and hindered him from turning away from that type of life.

For more information, see these compositions: Addicts and Addiction.

It is possible that a man could live twice as long if he didn't spend the first half of his life acquiring habits (addictions) that shorten the other half.

—E. C. McKenzie
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(the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma)
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Word Entries at Get Words: “addiction
A condition in which someone is enslaved by a habit, a practice, or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming; such as, narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma unit.