addictive

[ uh-dik-tiv ]
/ əˈdɪk tɪv /

adjective

producing or tending to cause addiction: an addictive drug.
more than normally susceptible to addiction: an addictive personality.

Origin of addictive

First recorded in 1935–40; addict + -ive

Related forms

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

addictive

/ (əˈdɪktɪv) /

adjective

of, relating to, or causing addiction

Derived Forms

addictiveness, noun
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