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Definition of addictive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1if a drug is addictive, it makes people unable to stop taking it Heroin is highly addictive.
  2. 2if an activity or type of behavior is addictive, people need to do it as often as possible because they enjoy it You should try yoga—it's addictive. Some people have an addictive personality.
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