Definition of addictive in English:

addictive

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Pronunciation: /əˈdɪktɪv
 
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(also • informal addicting)

adjective

  • 1(Of a substance or activity) causing or likely to cause someone to become addicted to it: a highly addictive drug
    More example sentences
    • Pushing the limits of your personal bests will be addicting!
    • He had placed two candles on the table, which gave off a very addicting aroma.
    • The addicting properties of sugar or fast food could easily be tested in humans.
    Synonyms
    habit-forming, causing addiction, causing dependency; compelling, compulsive
    British informal moreish
  • 1.1Relating or susceptible to addiction: he has an addictive personality
    More example sentences
    • It is an eating disorder characterized by obsessive and addictive traits relating to specific foods/food groups.
    • They were all addictive people.
    • Others ascribe continued support to widespread ignorance of the addictive mentality.

Derivatives

addictively

adverb
More example sentences
  • And in winter, should you not be initiated in the mysterious rites of ski or snowboard, you might be able to slide down on a toboggan - utterly terrifying, yes, but addictively so.
  • The screen has missed Streep, who has given addictively moving performances in several classics, and many highly watchable portrayals in otherwise average films.
  • Furst's novels, masterly analyses of character as much as plot-driven thrillers, are addictively readable and Dark Voyage is a fine example of his art.

addictiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • Their publication proved that executives had known of the addictiveness of nicotine as early as 1963.
  • The addictiveness of this game nailed me on two fronts.
  • Companies must also publish "corrective statements" on the adverse health effects and addictiveness of smoking.

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