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{adj: addicted} compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming
"she is addicted to chocolate"
"addicted to cocaine"
<-> unaddicted



{adj: addictive, habit-forming} causing or characterized by addiction
"addictive drugs"
"addictive behavior"
<-> nonaddictive

{n: addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituation} being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

{n: gateway drug} a habit-forming drug that is not addictive but its use may lead to the use of other addictive drugs
"one college athlete recently called beer a gateway drug for young people"

{n: methadone, methadone hydrochloride, methadon, dolophine hydrochloride, fixer, synthetic heroin} synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction

{n: morphine, morphia} an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain


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