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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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.
Misthrows can become habit-forming, and bad habits are usually difficult to correct.
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.
As you've found, it can begin as a way to control your weight but can become habit-forming and really damage your body.
He says using a vibrator is habit-forming and no man can compete with one.
Baby Chef director Yvonne Richardson said the company believed healthy early eating trends were habit-forming for later in life.
In addition, many sleep aids can be habit-forming and eventually may interfere with restful sleep or even exacerbate insomnia.