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addictive

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drug culture
addictivead‧dic‧tive /əˈdɪktɪv/ ●○○ adjective  1 MDDif a substance, especially a drug, is addictive, your body starts to need it regularly and you are unable to stop taking it Tobacco is highly addictive.2 LIKE somebody OR somethingan activity that is addictive is so enjoyable that you do not want to stop It started as a hobby, but it got so addictive I had to keep on doing it. addictive arcade games
Examples from the Corpus
addictiveCrack is a cheaper, smokable form which is powerfully addictive.Humphrey claims that the tobacco industry hid evidence that cigarettes were addictive.The caffeine in coffee is mildly addictive.Golf can be addictive and time-consuming.Addictive behaviour is used just as addictive substances are used by people who are prone to addictive disease.At the age of twenty, after a life of violent and addictive behaviour, the girl, Nancy, was murdered.Alcoholism and other forms of addictive disease are more probably born rather than made.What happens to children bought up in families in which there is an addictive disease?Nicotine in cigarettes is an addictive drug.Most addictive drugs are illegal.It can be addictive, for power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.Crack is a highly addictive form of cocaine.He found it addictive, stimulating, endlessly absorbing, and he allowed nothing-certainly no personal involvements - to distract him.highly addictiveBe warned that, once mastered, it is highly addictive.Produces a relaxed euphoria and is highly addictive.We also have a good explanation of why children continue to smoke: cigarettes are highly addictive.Try not to rely on Valium - it's highly addictive and will cause more problems in the long run.This is a superb program highly addictive, beautifully created and often fast and furious.And morphine from opium is illegally converted to the highly addictive drug. heroin, widely abused in Western societies.Mass adoration is a highly addictive drug.Crack is a potent, highly addictive form of cocaine.This clever ladders and platforms game is highly addictive, yet simple to get the hang of.
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