obsessive

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obsess +‎ -ive

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obsessive (comparative more obsessive, superlative most obsessive)

  1. Prone to cause obsession
    The idea is too tempting, it's obsessive
  2. Having one thought or pursuing one activity to the absolute or nearly absolute exclusion of all others.
    Hardcore fans' obsessive behavior may take over their lives
  3. Excessive, as results from obsession.
    A workaholic's obsessive zeal may lead to success or burnout

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Noun[edit]

obsessive (plural obsessives)

  1. A person who is obsessed, who has an obsession

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