non·​ad·​dic·​tive ˌnän-ə-ˈdik-təv How to pronounce nonaddictive (audio)
: not causing or characterized by addiction : not addictive
nonaddictive drugs

Examples of nonaddictive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some ads falsely claimed the drug is nonaddictive, the review said. Darius Tahir, CBS News, 5 Mar. 2024 Naloxone is safe, nonaddictive and easy to administer in both nasal and injectable forms, Hill said. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, 9 Sep. 2023 The nicotine-reduction policy under consideration would lower the chemical in cigarettes to nonaddictive or minimally addictive levels, aiming to push millions of smokers to either quit or switch to less harmful alternatives such as nicotine gums, lozenges or e-cigarettes. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, 19 Apr. 2021 Best Non-Addictive Delta 8 Products These are our top recommendations for the best nonaddictive Delta 8 products: Everest Delta 8 Gummies Looking for a relaxing and nonaddictive way to unwind? Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 26 June 2023 Scherrer's lab, for instance, is researching ways to develop new nonaddictive painkillers. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 16 May 2023 Some close observers of the Purdue case applauded the ruling, calling it a pragmatic reading that could now loosen up billions of dollars for states, local governments, tribes and individuals who sued Purdue for its early and aggressive role in marketing OxyContin as a nonaddictive pain treatment. Jan Hoffman, New York Times, 30 May 2023 There's a common misconception that weed is nonaddictive, but experts say people can indeed become dependent on cannabis. Theara Coleman, The Week, 24 May 2023 At an April Senate subcommittee hearing, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf blamed the pharmaceutical industry for a lack of nonaddictive nonopioid pain medications. Charles L. Hooper,, 2 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonaddictive was in 1941

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“Nonaddictive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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non·​ad·​dic·​tive -ə-ˈdik-tiv How to pronounce nonaddictive (audio)
: not causing addiction
nonaddictive painkillers

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