Addictive



producing or tending to cause :
an addictive drug.
more than normally susceptible to :
an addictive personality.
Contemporary Examples

As addictive as it is rich and creamy, serve it with crudités and crostini for dipping.
What to Eat: Classic Hors d’Oeuvres, Revisited Cookstr.com November 2, 2009

Because of its addictive nature and physical effects, Bane has it constantly injected into the base of his neck via a mask.
Explainer: The Weak Link Between Former Bain Man Mitt Romney and Batman Bad Man Bane Sarah Hedgecock July 18, 2012

It’s addictive, lively, wide-ranging, and informative, suggesting a well-rounded (by computer-geek standards) host.
I Love the Julian Assange Show! Tracy Quan July 2, 2012

“I Knew You Were Trouble” is, without question, one of the best (and most addictive) pop songs of the year.
Taylor Swift Is Badass and So Is Her Record-Breaking Album, ‘Red’ Marlow Stern November 1, 2012

Instead of lessons about the dangerous, addictive, and deadly qualities of prescription opioids, he got lessons on relieving pain.
America’s Oxy-Express Route to Heroin Addiction Abby Haglage May 14, 2014

I understand all too well how addictive the technology in our pockets can feel.
Patients, Put Down Your Smartphones Russell Saunders May 4, 2014

Here are nine page-turners just as addictive as they were a decade ago.
Back to the ’90s Isabel Wilkinson August 14, 2009

The game is so addictive because it is designed to never end.
Diablo 3 Is Finally Here and One Player Ponders Its Ability to Take Over His Life Jesse Singal May 25, 2012

Historical Examples

Free and fun — addictive social games with lots of cool people playing them from all over the world.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow

He should have reasoned that out long ago; he should have realized it was impossible to have immunity to an addictive drug.
Love Story Irving E. Cox, Jr.

adjective
of, relating to, or causing addiction
adj.

1815, a word in chemistry and medicine; 1939 in the narcotics sense, from addict (v.) + -ive. Related: Addictively; addictiveness.

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