how to pronounce addiction


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addiction is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of addiction in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… afflicted by addiction laziness and …”

meanings of addiction


  1. A pathological relationship to mood altering experience that has life damaging consequences.
  2. A state that is characterized by compulsive drug use or compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite negative consequences.
  3. A habit or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but when ceased causes trauma.
  4. The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.

addiction frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word addiction occurs in english on average 15.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics addiction can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that addiction can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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