- addiction ► NOUN ▪ the fact or condition of being addicted.DERIVATIVES addictive adjective.
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Addictive TV — was formed in 1992. The UK DJ/producers and audiovisual artists are the team behind Optronica the visual music and VJ festival held at the NFT and British Film Institute IMAX in London, UK.In 1998 they produced Transambient for Channel 4 in the… … Wikipedia
addictive — ad·dic·tive /ə dik tiv/ adj: causing or characterized by addiction addictive drugs Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
addictive — (adj.) 1815, a word in chemistry and medicine; 1939 in the narcotics sense, from ADDICT (Cf. addict) (v.) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Addictively; addictiveness … Etymology dictionary
addictive — [adj] habit forming enslaving, hooking, obsessive; concepts 530,547 … New thesaurus
addictive — [ə dik′tiv] adj. relating to or causing addiction … English World dictionary
addictive — ad|dic|tive [ ə dıktıv ] adjective if a drug is addictive, people want to take it more and more and then find that they cannot stop taking it: These sleeping pills are not addictive. highly addictive: Cigarettes are harmful, highly addictive, and … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
addictive — [[t]ədɪ̱ktɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If a drug is addictive, people who take it cannot stop taking it. Cigarettes are highly addictive... Crack is the most addictive drug on the market. 2) ADJ GRADED Something that is addictive is so enjoyable that it … English dictionary
addictive — UK [əˈdɪktɪv] / US adjective 1) a) something that is addictive is so enjoyable that you want to do it or have it as often as possible Jogging can become addictive. b) someone who has an addictive personality becomes addicted to things very easily … English dictionary
addictive — ad|dic|tive [əˈdıktıv] adj 1.) if 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.) an activity that is addictive is so enjoyable that you… … Dictionary of contemporary English
addictive — adjective 1 a drug that is addictive makes you unable to stop taking it: highly addictive: Crack is a potent, highly addictive form of cocaine. 2 an activity that is addictive is one that you want to keep doing, especially because you enjoy it so … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
addictive — adjective Date: 1939 causing or characterized by addiction < an addictive drug > < an addictive personality > … New Collegiate Dictionary