Also ad·dict·ing [uh-dik-ting] /əˈdɪk tɪŋ/ . producing or tending to cause addiction: an addictive drug.
more than normally susceptible to addiction: an addictive personality.
- ad·dic·tive·ness, noun
- non·ad·dic·tive, adjective
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How to use addictive in a sentence
He told lawmakers that the company "took a page from Big Tobacco's playbook, working to make our offering addictive at the outset" and arguing that his former employer has been hugely detrimental to society.Former Facebook manager: “We took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook” | Kate Cox | September 24, 2020 | Ars Technica
Today Purdue is the target of thousands of lawsuits, charged with having downplayed the addictive nature of OxyContin.The Opioid Tragedy, Part 2: “It’s Not a Death Sentence” (Ep. 403) | Stephen J. Dubner | January 23, 2020 | Freakonomics
We’re just providing them with information that this is an opioid, it’s addictive, it’s dangerous, you should bring it back.
While none of these new drugs proved to be non-addictive, they did become very useful in the medical management of acute pain.
Oxycontin was a time-released version of oxycodone that Purdue aggressively marketed to the medical community, saying it “might” be less addictive than other opioids.
It remains a Schedule I narcotic to this day, considered as dangerous and addictive by the federal government as heroin and MDMA.Pot-Smoking Grannies, Jimmy Fallon Covers U2, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Flash is the latest addictive series from Berlanti, who serves as showrunner with Kreisberg.
The celebrity scandals became addictive to both the reporters and the readers.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine | Clive Irving | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The show is as precisely plotted as a soap opera and beautifully lit; entirely, fatally addictive.
The best part, says Ansel, is the “utterly addictive” whipped honey brown butter served in a dish alongside.
Free and fun -- addictive social games with lots of cool people playing them from all over the world.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
The drugs students are taking today are more potent, more dangerous, and more addictive than ever.What Works: Schools Without Drugs | United States Department of Education
Crack or freebase rock is extremely addictive, and its effects are felt within 10 seconds.What Works: Schools Without Drugs | United States Department of Education
He should have reasoned that out long ago; he should have realized it was impossible to have immunity to an addictive drug.Love Story | Irving E. Cox, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for addictive
of, relating to, or causing addiction
- addictiveness, noun
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