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Adjective, Noun


     Having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.  [1913 Webster]
    "Religion is . . . inconsistent with all compulsive motives."  [1913 Webster]


compulsive, adj.
1 compelling.
2 resulting or acting from, or as if from, compulsion (a compulsive gambler).
3 Psychol. resulting or acting from compulsion against one's conscious wishes.
4 irresistible (compulsive entertainment).

compulsively adv. compulsiveness n.
med.L compulsivus (as compel)



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