habit-forming

adjective hab·it-form·ing \ ˈha-bət-ˌfȯr-miŋ \

Definition of habit-forming

: inducing the formation of an addiction
  • a habit-forming drug

First Known Use of habit-forming

1913

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habit-forming Synonyms

Synonyms

addicting, addictive;

Antonyms

nonaddictive;


HABIT-FORMING Defined for English Language Learners

habit-forming

Definition of habit-forming for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

habit-forming

adjective hab·it-form·ing \ ˈhab-ət-ˌfȯr-miŋ \

medical Definition of habit-forming

: inducing the formation of an addiction
  • a habit-forming prescription painkiller


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