Meaningn 1: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that
is psychologically or physically habit-forming
(especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) [syn: dependence,
2: an abnormally strong craving
3: (Roman law) a formal award by a court sentence of a thing or
person to another (as of a debtor to his creditor); a
surrender to a master; "under Roman law addiction was the
justification for slavery"