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compulsive

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adjective com·pul·sive \-ˈpəl-siv\

Simple Definition of compulsive

  • : caused by a desire that is too strong to resist : impossible to stop or control

  • : not able to stop or control doing something

  • : very interesting

Full Definition of compulsive

  1. 1 :  having power to compel

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, caused by, or suggestive of psychological compulsion or obsession <compulsive actions> <a compulsive gambler>

com·pul·sive·ly adverb
com·pul·sive·ness noun
com·pul·siv·i·ty play \kəm-ˌpəl-ˈsi-və-tē, ˌkäm-\ noun

Examples of compulsive

  1. <his compulsive clowning around can sometimes be annoying>



1588

First Known Use of compulsive

1588



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