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əˈdɪk tɪvad·dic·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addictive, habit-formingadjective

    causing or characterized by addiction

    "addictive drugs"; "addictive behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. addictivenoun

    A drug that causes an addiction.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. addictivenoun

    Anything that is very habit-forming.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. addictiveadjective

    Causing or tending to cause addiction; habit-forming.

    These are addictive drugs.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. addictiveadjective

    Characterized by or susceptible to addiction.

    He has an addictive personality.

    Etymology: 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.

Freebase

  1. Addictive

    "Addictive" is a 2002 single recorded by Truth Hurts for Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. One of the label's few R&B hits, "Addictive" features a guest rap from Rakim, and is based around a Hindi music sample, which eventually brought on a $500 million lawsuit against Aftermath. The song was her only one to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number nine, and selling over 600,000 copies in the US. It was also a top five hit in UK, France and Switzerland, and went gold in several countries.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of addictive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of addictive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of addictive in a Sentence

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Then, there is the secret life. There, alone and in our own realm; Here, we fantasize about sex, romance, and being wealthy. No one knows. Except, when we cross over and violate societal mores. We betray, experience relationships that would be scorned in the other two lives. And to the extent we deviate from the norms, the greater amount of time is expended for clandestine pursuits. And we stay here, because it’s addictive.

  2. Adam Leventhal:

    There's concern that the adolescent brain may be more vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine, the circuits underlying pleasure and the pursuit of novel, enjoyable experiences develop much faster than the circuits that promote decision making, impulse control and rational thinking.

  3. Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan:

    It is very, very addictive. And it's killing people. And probably the worst part of all this in some ways is these big pharmaceutical companies like Purdue know exactly, and knew exactly, how dangerous these drugs could be. And instead of having safeguards at their corporate level, they instead put profits again over people.

  4. Erica Schulte:

    If properties of some foods are associated with addictive eating for some people, this may impact nutrition guidelines, as well as public policy initiatives such as marketing these foods to children.

  5. Robert Jackler:

    That may be a benefit to addicted adult smokers, but it also makes it potently addictive to nicotine-naive teenagers.

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