habit-forming
adjective Date: 1913 inducing the formation of an addiction <
a habit-forming drug
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • habit-forming — habit .forming adj a drug or activity that is habit forming makes you want to keep taking it, keep doing it etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • habit-forming — [hab′it fôr΄miŋ] adj. resulting in the formation of a habit or in addiction …   English World dictionary

  • habit-forming — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a drug) addictive …   English terms dictionary

  • habit-forming — adjective causing or characterized by addiction addictive drugs addictive behavior • Syn: ↑addictive • Ant: ↑nonaddictive (for: ↑addictive) …   Useful english dictionary

  • habit-forming — hab|it form|ing [ hæbıt ,fɔrmıŋ ] adjective a habit forming drug is one that makes you need to use it all the time, even though it is bad for you a. hard to stop doing because of being very enjoyable: Surfing the Internet can be habit forming …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • habit-forming — UK [ˈhæbɪt ˌfɔː(r)mɪŋ] / US [ˈhæbɪt ˌfɔrmɪŋ] adjective a) a habit forming drug is one that makes you need to use it all the time, even though it is bad for you b) hard to stop doing because of being very enjoyable Surfing the Internet can be… …   English dictionary

  • habit-forming — /hab it fawr ming/, adj. tending to cause or encourage addiction, esp. through physiological dependence: habit forming drugs. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • habit-forming — adjective Addictive; likely to cause dependence or recurrence of use. Many government prohibit the advertising of habit forming substances to minors …   Wiktionary

  • habit-forming — hab·it form·ing hab ət .fȯr miŋ adj inducing the formation of an addiction <a habit forming prescription painkiller> …   Medical dictionary

  • habit-forming — adjective a drug or activity that is habit forming makes you want to keep taking it, keep doing it etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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