Definition of addictive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈdɪktɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈdɪktɪv//
    Medication, Addiction
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  1. 1if a drug is addictive, it makes people unable to stop taking it Heroin is highly addictive. Marijuana is said to be psychologically though not physically addictive. See related entries: Medication, Addiction
  2. 2if an activity or type of behaviour is addictive, people need to do it as often as possible because they enjoy it I find jogging very addictive. Some people have an addictive personality.
  3. Extra examples Addicted people are afraid of coping or living without their addictive substance or behaviour. He found his work addictive and absorbing. The game is very addictive. Tobacco is highly addictive.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: addictive