habit-forming


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hab·it-form·ing

(hăb′ĭt-fôr′mĭng)
adj.
1. Capable of leading to physiological or psychological dependence: a habit-forming drug.
2. Tending to become habitual: The taste of success can be habit-forming.

habit-forming

adj
(of an activity, indulgence, etc) tending to become a habit or addiction

hab′it-form`ing



adj.
tending to cause addiction, esp. through physiological dependence.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.habit-forming - causing or characterized by addictionhabit-forming - causing or characterized by addiction; "addictive drugs"; "addictive behavior"

habit-forming

adjective addictive, compulsive, moreish (informal) Adventure travel can be habit-forming.
Translations

habit-forming

[ˈhæbɪtˌfɔːmɪŋ] ADJque crea hábito

habit-forming

adj to be habit-formingzur Gewohnheit werden; are those habit-forming drugs?wird man davon abhängig?

habit-forming

[ˈhæbɪtˌfɔːmɪŋ] adj to be habit-formingcausare assuefazione

habit-forming

a. adictivo-a, rel. a una sustancia que envicia, que crea una adicción.

habit-forming

adj que crea dependencia
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