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habit-forming

habit–forming

adjective hab·it–form·ing \ˈha-bət-ˌfr-miŋ\

: causing a strong need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something

Full Definition of HABIT-FORMING

:  inducing the formation of an addiction <a habit–forming drug>

First Known Use of HABIT-FORMING

1913

Related to HABIT-FORMING

Synonyms
addicting, habit-forming
Antonyms
nonaddictive

habit–forming

adjective hab·it–form·ing \ˈhab-ət-ˌfr-miŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HABIT–FORMING

:  inducing the formation of an addiction <a habit–forming prescription painkiller>

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