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

Origin of habit-forming

First recorded in 1895–1900
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(of an activity, indulgence, etc) tending to become a habit or addiction
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Medicine definitions for habit-forming



Capable of leading to physiological or psychological dependence.
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