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English definition of “habit-forming”

habit-forming

adjective uk   /ˈhæb.ɪtˌfɔː.mɪŋ/ us    /-ˌfɔːr-/
A habit-forming activity or drug makes you want to do or have it repeatedly.Drug addictionAddictionAddictionDrug addiction
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