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English definition of “compulsive”

compulsive

adjective     /kəmˈpʌlsɪv/
HABIT A compulsive habit is something that you do a lot because you want to so much that you cannot control yourself: a compulsive eating disorder Continually thinking aboutAddictionDrug addiction
a compulsive eater/gambler/liar, etc someone who is unable to stop eating / lying , etc , despite knowing that they should stop Continually thinking aboutAddictionDrug addiction
INTERESTING so interesting or exciting that you cannot stop reading , playing , or watching it: This documentary about life in prison makes compulsive viewing .Exciting and interesting
compulsively adverb
(Definition of compulsive adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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