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addictiveadjective

uk   us   /əˈdɪk.tɪv/
C1 An addictive ​drug is one that you cannot ​stop taking ​once you have ​started: Tobacco is highly addictive.C1 An addictive ​activity or ​food is one that you cannot ​stop doing or ​eatingonce you have ​started: The ​problem with ​videogames is that they're addictive. These ​nuts are addictive - I can't ​stopeating them.addictive personality a set of ​characteristics that ​mean that you very ​quicklybecomeaddicted to ​drugs, ​food, ​alcohol, etc.: He's got an addictive ​personality.

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noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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