Translation of "compulsive" - English-Spanish dictionary

compulsive

adjective uk /kəmˈpʌl.sɪv/

doing something a lot and unable to stop doing it

compulsivo
a compulsive liar/thief/eater
compulsive gambling
a compulsive eating disorder

If a film, play, sports event, book, etc. is compulsive, it is so interesting or exciting that you do not want to stop watching or reading it.

absorbente
I always find programmes about hospitals compulsive viewing.
Her latest book is compulsive reading/a compulsive read.
compulsively adverb uk /-li/
compulsiveness noun [ no plural ] uk /-nəs/

(Translation of “compulsive” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)