producing or tending to cause :
an addictive drug.
more than normally susceptible to :
an addictive personality.
of, relating to, or causing addiction
1815, a word in chemistry and medicine; 1939 in the narcotics sense, from addict (v.) + -ive. Related: Addictively; addictiveness.
a female given name, form of . Contemporary Examples When the NOPD left the scene, Zack discreetly picked up the bag of coke and he and Addie headed toward Governor Nicholls. A Hurricane Katrina Murder Mystery Ethan Brown August 20, 2009 He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Amanda Hesser, and their children, Walker and […]
to unite or join so as to increase the number, quantity, size, or importance: to add two cups of sugar; to add a postscript to her letter; to add insult to injury. to find the sum of (often followed by up): Add this column of figures. Add up the grocery bills. to say or write […]
- Adding machine
a machine capable of adding numbers and sometimes capable of performing the other arithmetic functions of subtraction, multiplication, and division: such machines are now obsolescent, having been replaced in most applications by electronic calculators. Historical Examples If they are to be converted to uses for which excavation is desirable, this is another item for the […]
Henry, Viscount Sidmouth [sid-muh th] /ˈsɪd məθ/ (Show IPA), 1757–1844, British statesman: prime minister 1801–04. Contemporary Examples Addington, like his boss, has also been caricatured as just short of Satanic. The Cheney You Don’t Know Matt Latimer October 11, 2010 Historical Examples In the course of the memoir, there is a letter of Addington’s, speaking […]