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noun 
  1. A drug that causes an addiction.
  2. Anything that is very habit-forming.
adjective 
  1. Causing or tending to cause addiction; habit-forming.
"addictive drugs", "an addictive behavior"
  1. Characterized by or susceptible to addiction.
"an addictive personality"
Translations: 
  • Dutch: verslavend
Etymology: First attested w:1914, 1914. Addiction in modern sense is first attested w:1906, 1906, in reference to opium. There is an isolated instance from w:1779, 1779, with reference to tobacco.


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