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addictive

adjective uk   /əˈdɪk.tɪv/ us  
C1 An addictive drug is one that you cannot stop taking once you have started: Tobacco is highly addictive. C1 describes an activity or food that you cannot stop doing or eating once you have started: The problem with video games is that they're addictive. These nuts are addictive - I can't stop eating them. addictive personality a set of characteristics that mean that you very quickly become addicted to drugs, food, alcohol, etc.: He's got an addictive personality.
addictiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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