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addictive

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EtymologyEdit

First attested 1914. Addiction in modern sense is first attested 1906, in reference to opium. There is an isolated instance from 1779, with reference to tobacco.

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addictive (comparative more addictive, superlative most addictive)

  1. Causing or tending to cause addiction; habit-forming.
    These are addictive drugs.
  2. Characterized by or susceptible to addiction.
    He has an addictive personality.

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NounEdit

addictive (plural addictives)

  1. A drug that causes an addiction.
  2. Anything that is very habit-forming.

FrenchEdit

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addictive f

  1. feminine form of addictif