Translation of compulsive in Spanish:

compulsive

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpʌlsɪv/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (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 1.2 (obsessive) [behavior] compulsivo she has bouts of compulsive spending tiene temporadas de gastar y gastar sin freno he's a compulsive eater/liar come/miente por compulsión
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    • 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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