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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Habit-forming; adj. - of, relating to, or causing addiction

Usage examples (35)
  • I have never heard the term addictive used to describe a non-harmful context.
  • So, as you said, if you remove the term addictive from the equation, would people change their minds about the pill?
  • Peggle is one of the few games which the word addictive can legitimately be applied to.
  • Sorry to be the grammar nazi here, but the word is "addictive" - addict-IVE, not addict-ING! for more
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