Definition of addictive
: causing or characterized by addiction an addictive drug an addictive personality
Examples of addictive in a Sentence
highly addictive drugs like crack and heroin
the addictive thrill of surfing
Recent Examples of addictive from the Web
America banned it in 1981 after its addictive and other pernicious characteristics became clear.
That's what makes games like Tetris so addictive: the impression that winning (or losing) is always just one vital choice away.
This sheer mist has an addictive tropical aroma that made me look forward to reapplying it.
The chocolate layers should have an addictive texture and taste of real chocolate.
Heroin, morphine and codeine was detected in 541of those deaths and Fentanyl, a powerful and highly addictive painkiller, was found in 483 cases.
Ande Rodriguez argues that the option to use marijuana would actually curb the use of pain pills, a far more addictive and potentially dangerous threat.
An engrossing tale, full of plot twists, delicious food, addictive coffee, stimulating conversation and neighborly bonding, is coming to the end.
But their addictive properties made many doctors hesitant to prescribe them for chronic conditions, said Theodore Cicero, a professor of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis.
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First Known Use of addictive
ADDICTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of addictive for English Language Learners
: causing a strong and harmful need to regularly have or do something
: very enjoyable in a way that makes you want to do or have something again
Legal Definition of addictive
: causing or characterized by addiction addictive drugs
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