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American English: /kəmˈpəlsɪv/
British English: /kəmˈpʌlsɪv/

Translation of compulsive in Spanish:


  • 1 (compelling) the book is compulsive reading
    es uno de esos libros que se empiezan y no se pueden dejar
    the film is compulsive viewing
    es una película que no hay que perderse
  • 2 (obsessive)
    she has bouts of compulsive spending
    tiene temporadas de gastar y gastar sin freno
    he's a compulsive eater/liar
    come/miente por compulsión
    Example sentences
    • For example, multiple addictions have been found among more than half of adolescents who have a compulsive behaviour problem.
    • The child may develop school phobias, compulsive eating or psychosomatic illnesses.
    • Marijuana is addictive because it causes compulsive, uncontrollable drug craving, seeking and use, even in the face of negative health and social consequences.
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