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Meaning of “compulsive” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 disorderContinually thinking aboutAddictionDrug addiction
a compulsive eater/gambler/liar, etc
someone who is unable to stop eating/lying, etc, despite knowing that they should stopContinually 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
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