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compulsive

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adjective com·pul·sive \-ˈpəl-siv\

Medical Definition of compulsive

  1. :  of, relating to, caused by, or suggestive of psychological compulsion or obsession <repetitive and compulsive behavior> <compulsive hoarding> <a compulsive gambler>

compulsively adverb
compulsiveness noun
compulsivity \kəm-ˌpəl-ˈsiv-ət-ē, ˌkäm-\play noun plural compulsivities <Prozac, which increases the amount of serotonin sloshing around brain circuits, seems to reduce the compulsivity of autism.—Karen Springen, Newsweek, 13 May 1996>



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compulsive

noun com·pul·sive

Medical Definition of compulsive

  1. :  one who is subject to a psychological compulsion





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