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addictive

adjective ad·dic·tive \-ˈdik-tiv\

: causing a strong and harmful need to regularly have or do something

: very enjoyable in a way that makes you want to do or have something again

Full Definition of ADDICTIVE

:  causing or characterized by addiction <an addictive drug> <an addictive personality>

Examples of ADDICTIVE

  1. highly addictive drugs like crack and heroin
  2. the addictive thrill of surfing

First Known Use of ADDICTIVE

1939

Related to ADDICTIVE

Synonyms
addicting, habit-forming
Antonyms
nonaddictive

addictive

adjective ad·dic·tive \ə-ˈdik-tiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADDICTIVE

:  causing or characterized by addiction <addictive drugs>

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