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addictive

(ə-dĭk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Causing or tending to cause addiction: an addictive substance.
2. Characterized by or susceptible to addiction: an addictive personality.

addictive (ədik´tiv),

adj pertaining to a drug whose repeated use may produce addiction.

Patient discussion about addictive

Q. Am I addicted to caffeine? I love coffee! I can't start my day without it. I drink about 5 cups a day. How do I know if I am addicted?

A. When your body starts shaking, your heartbeat flutters, you feel lightheaded, you want to mow the lawn at 1 a.m., they are symptons I've had of a caffeine overdose. Drink lots of water and hydrating drinks! Stay away from Mountain Dew!!!!

Q. Am I addicted to smoking? I only smoke when I go out with my friends to a pub and at parties. Does this make me an addict?

A. You might not be addicted; however you shouldn't smoke at all since it is very unhealthy. If all your friends smoke, maybe you should start hanging out with non smoking friends as well or take your smoking friends out to places where they can't smoke and then you will not feel obligated to join them.

Q. How would you define Addiction? In every aspect of life ...

A. Thank you cerebralknevil for your answer. It's so imporant that we listen and support one another. Will you be interested in helping more people here?

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In spite of its shortcomings, however, the constant tension makes the novel addictively readable, and fans will enjoy the gross-out details and danger that infect every page.
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Like the book's dedication, like her beetroot tartare with avocado and tamarind dressing, there's something addictively refreshing about Ritu's style, which makes each recipe book she writes a complete gustatory experience.
Every time MTV decides to retire one of their addictively train wreck moneymaker reality shows, they end up replacing it with an equally (if not more) appallingly WTF show--Buckwild being its latest creation.
Men who aspire to and win the presidency are usually overachievers who conquer every goal they set, but they find golf addictively resistant to their skills.
Understanding how pornography affects the brain and wreaks havoc on male virility permits people to make better-informed choices -- rather than engage in pointless self-loathing or reactive collective judgments -- in a world that has become more addictively hardcore.
Understanding how pornography affects the brain and wreaks havoc on male virility permits people to make better-informed choices - rather than engage in pointless self-loathing or reactive collective judgments - in a world that has become more and more addictively hardcore.
The blast hit the vehicle close to a busy market selling qat--the mildly stimulating leaf that Yemenis addictively chew--in a province known as a stronghold for the local branch of the Al-Qaeda militant group.
The fact that a March Harris poll found 14% of Americans (24% of Republicans) agreeing that Obama might be the anti-Christ, fits with estimates of the percentage of Americans who are authoritative personalities and use religion addictively.
Anyone who has joined me in the dark world of Twitter will know what an addictively unappealing individual Ian Poulter is.
As usual, the responses are wildly diverse and addictively informative: Who knew that Avenue Q's Jeff Whitty and Jason Moore are turning Armistead Maupin's already-much-adapted Tales of the City into a musical?