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addictive

adjective     /əˈdɪk.tɪv/
C1 An addictive drug is one that you cannot stop taking once you have started : Tobacco is highly addictive.Specific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugs 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.AddictionDrug addiction 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 .Mental and psychiatric disorders addictiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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