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habit-forming

[hab-it-fawr-ming] /ˈhæb ɪtˌfɔr mɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to cause or encourage addiction, especially through physiological dependence:
habit-forming drugs.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for habit-forming

habit-forming

adjective
1.
(of an activity, indulgence, etc) tending to become a habit or addiction
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habit-forming in Medicine

habit-forming adj.
Capable of leading to physiological or psychological dependence.

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