habit-forming

adjective
hab·​it-form·​ing | \ ˈha-bət-ˌfȯr-miŋ How to pronounce habit-forming (audio) \

Definition of habit-forming

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

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First Known Use of habit-forming

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of habit-forming was in 1913

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“Habit-forming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habit-forming. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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habit-forming

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of habit-forming

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

habit-forming

adjective
hab·​it-form·​ing | \ ˈhab-ət-ˌfȯr-miŋ How to pronounce habit-forming (audio) \

Medical Definition of habit-forming

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

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