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addictivity

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NounEdit

addictivity (usually uncountable, plural addictivities)

  1. (medicine) The characteristic of being addictive.
    At any one time, 70% of smokers would like to be able to quit but cannot do so primarily because of the extraordinary addictivity of nicotine. — Lowinson et al, Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook (2004)
    Apparently, with heroin-like euphoria and addictivity, it's taking over as the drug of choice for inner-city youths, as well as college students. — Dan L Dudgeon, The Plant (2006)

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