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adj com·pul·sive \-ˈpəl-siv\

Medical Definition of COMPULSIVE

:  of, relating to, caused by, or suggestive of psychological compulsion or obsession <repetitive and compulsive behavior> <a compulsive gambler>
com·pul·sive·ly adverb
com·pul·sive·ness noun
com·pul·siv·i·ty \kəm-ˌpəl-ˈsiv-ət-ē, ˌkäm-\ noun, plural com·pul·siv·i·ties
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