addiction etymology

English word addiction comes from English addict, English -ion

Detailed word origin of addiction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
addict English (eng) (obsolete) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.. To cause someone to become addicted, especially to a drug. To involve oneself in something habitually, to the exclusion of almost anything else. A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug. An adherent or fan (of something).
-ion English (eng) (non-productive) a state or condition. (non-productive) an action or process, or the result of an action or process.
addiction English (eng) (medicine) A state that is characterized by compulsive drug use or compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite negative consequences.. A habit or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but when ceased causes trauma.. A pathological relationship to mood altering experience that has life damaging consequences.. The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.

Words with the same origin as addiction

Descendants of -ion
assassination concentration concussion dedication immigration regulation reincarnation retaliation