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habit-forming

[ hab-it-fawr-ming ]
/ ˈhæb ɪtˌfɔr mɪŋ /
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adjective

tending to cause or encourage addiction, especially through physiological dependence: habit-forming drugs.

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Nearby words

habima, habiri, habiru, habit, habit spasm, habit-forming, habitable, habitan, habitancy, habitant, habitat

Origin of habit-forming

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for habit-forming

habit-forming


adjective

(of an activity, indulgence, etc) tending to become a habit or addiction
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Medicine definitions for habit-forming

habit-forming


adj.

Capable of leading to physiological or psychological dependence.
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