non·​ad·​dic·​tive | \ ˌnän-ə-ˈdik-təv How to pronounce nonaddictive (audio) , -a- \

Definition of nonaddictive

: not causing or characterized by addiction : not addictive nonaddictive drugs

Examples of nonaddictive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As with many other psychedelics, the compound can be synthesized in laboratories and is thought to be nonaddictive and low in toxicity; unlike with many other psychedelics, the trip is relatively short, typically lasting around thirty minutes. The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 Your friend who lost both her brother and niece to addiction fueled by the false notion that OxyContin was virtually nonaddictive still struggles with misplaced guilt over their tragic deaths. Paul Pelletier, STAT, 20 Dec. 2021 Wonder what a nonaddictive social-media app would look like? Joanna Stern, WSJ, 17 Oct. 2021 Pharma execs and sales reps insisted that the painkiller was both nonaddictive and long-lasting. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 6 Oct. 2021 Arthur Sackler promoted Roche’s Valium and Librium as nonaddictive. Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 Marijuana has long been considered a nonaddictive drug that causes few, if any, serious side effects. NBC News, 11 July 2021 For our public speaking example, nonaddictive beta-blockers are sometimes used to control a client's heart rate, such that the body does not respond with alarm to a situation that might otherwise feel quite alarming. John Duffy, CNN, 2 June 2021 Now, the Biden administration is reportedly considering a similar rule to limit the amount of nicotine permitted in tobacco products to near nonaddictive levels. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 25 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonaddictive

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonaddictive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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non·​ad·​dic·​tive | \ -ə-ˈdik-tiv How to pronounce nonaddictive (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonaddictive

: not causing addiction nonaddictive painkillers

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