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What Is a Craving?

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Updated August 06, 2010

Definition: An intense desire for a particular experience, such as a food, drug, alcohol or sex. Cravings are a hallmark of addictions.
Pronunciation: cray-ving
Also Known As: urge, desire, yearning
Examples:
Despite being pleased about his abstinence from alcohol, Tom still experienced cravings on a daily basis.

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