addicting

adjective
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of addicting

:causing addiction :addictive
  • addicting drugs
  • According to one argument, substances like sugar are addicting because they affect neurotransmitters that improve mood.
  • —Sandra Blakeslee
  • Such overwhelming enticements proved addicting to much of the business world …
  • —Charles Derber
— see also 1addict

First Known Use of addicting

1931

addicting Synonyms

Synonyms
addictive, habit-forming
Antonyms
nonaddictive
Related Words
hard; narcotic
Near Antonyms
soft


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