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addictive

[ uh-dik-tiv ]
/ əˈdɪk tɪv /
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adjective

Also ad·dict·ing . producing or tending to cause addiction: an addictive drug.
more than normally susceptible to addiction: an addictive personality.

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Origin of addictive

First recorded in 1935–40; addict + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM addictive

ad·dic·tive·ness, nounnon·ad·dic·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for addictive

addictive
/ (əˈdɪktɪv) /

adjective

of, relating to, or causing addiction

Derived forms of addictive

addictiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for addictive

addictive
[ ə-dĭktĭv ]

adj.

Causing or tending to cause addiction.
Characterized by or susceptible to addiction.
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