habit-forming

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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

habit-forming Synonyms

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

HABIT-FORMING Defined for English Language Learners

habit-forming

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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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