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com·pul·sive / kəmˈpəlsiv/ • adj. 1. resulting from or relating to an irresistible urge, esp. one that is against one's conscious wishes: compulsive eating. ∎  (of a person) acting as a result of such an urge: a compulsive liar. 2. irresistibly interesting or exciting; compelling: this play is compulsive viewing. DERIVATIVES: com·pul·sive·ly adv. com·pul·sive·ness n.

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