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Definition of "addictive" []

  • Causing or tending to cause addiction: an addictive substance. (adjective)
  • Characterized by or susceptible to addiction: an addictive personality. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "addictive" in a sentence
  • "So, as you said, if you remove the term addictive from the equation, would people change their minds about the pill?"
  • "I have never heard the term addictive used to describe a non-harmful context."
  • "In yoga, we call addictive behavior "samskara," or "ruts", and the more you practice the destructive ones, the more entrenched they will become."