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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'Ensuring good health for all Filipinos has a high cost,' he said, so smoke-free advocates look forward to periodic increases not only for tobacco products, but also for liquor and high sugar beverages and treats, which are also habit-forming or addictive commodities.
In a statement, Pannu said the mobile telephone number 098152-06006 and e-mail -- punjabdrugscontrolorg@gmail.com -- have been set up for the people to report against the sale of prohibited or habit-forming drugs by the chemists.
'Practising and maintaining a disciplined life includes making conscious decisions about our diet, exercise, healthy work habits, and restraint from alcohol abuse and habit-forming drugs amongst others,' he said.A member of the church, Mr Gerald Ditiro concurred that physical and spiritual health were inter-twined and thus important for a person's general well-being.
It's not a "seven-minute workout" app, but employs the same kind of bodyweight circuit training of that genre, and wraps it in a habit-forming package that can help you stick to your workout routine.
Combatting these alarming trends requires assessing which opioids are more addictive and habit-forming than others and setting standards and guidelines for prescribing that accurately reflect the relative risk of a drug.
In addition, because many people smoke hookah in lounges and cafes it is perceived to be a social activity and less habit-forming. While several youth are aware of the risks associated with cigarette smoking and avoid it, there is a misperception among hookah users that this method of tobacco use is harmless.
"Habit-forming technology identifies the triggers, actions, rewards and the investment an individual makes in an application, and from this allows us to then identify the hooks that keep people coming back again and again.
This approach makes sense if one is selling habit-forming goods, because you can raise prices and make up for earlier losses once the customer has become dependent on the product.
Former Facebook worker Sandy Parakilas said the firm aimed to "addict you then sell your time" to advertisers and was "intentionally habit-forming".
Although marijuana's active ingredient, THC, was added to a bill to control the habit-forming drugs in mid-1968, years went by without the bill being passed.
The priest expressed hope that observing the No Meat Friday this Lent can be habit-forming and may actually become a way of life for every individual.
With its soft, ethereal feel and its inviting blend of Eastern and Western elements, Aeons is potent stuff--intoxicating, seductive, and habit-forming. --DAMON ORION