habit-forming


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habit-forming

(hăb′ĭt-fôr′mĭng)
adj.
Capable of leading to physiological or psychological dependence: a habit-forming drug.

habit-forming

Tending to lead to physiological ADDICTION.
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It has also been reported that a doctor's examination revealed that the man was on habit-forming narcotics and had suffered panic attacks or withdrawal symptoms.
If those of us in newsletter marketing deny this, we risk looking like the row of tobacco industry stooges denying any knowledge that their products were either habit-forming or a health risk.
Heat editor Mark Frith said: "Big Brother has been a huge habit-forming TV show and a lot of people are going to find their evenings really empty.
Unfortunately, their pleasurable effects mean that cannabis preparations are habit-forming (rather than addictive).
Misthrows can become habit-forming, and bad habits are usually difficult to correct.
As Yogi Berra might have put it, addiction is habit-forming.
Sleepia capsules, for example, are not habit-forming and cost pounds 2.
Excessive use of caffeine can become habit-forming.
Laxatives usually are not necessary and can be habit-forming.
I've always had trouble sleeping and wanted to avoid the side effects of habit-forming drugs," she told a recent FDA hearing on supplements, breathing rapidly to counter EMS's damage to her lungs.
Antidepressant drugs are not habit-forming, so you need not be concerned about that.
Teens and twenties accustomed to constant connectivity and habit-forming Web sites, such as MySpace and Facebook, lead a wave of membership in mobile social networks.