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compulsive
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
describing something someone does as done too much because of an uncontrollable desire — such as excessive gambling or eating
  • The compulsively superstitious person is also very often a serious believer in fate; that was the case with Perry.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (55% in)
  • Andrews, a compulsive eater (he had filled a scrapbook with illustrated edibles, everything from strawberry shortcake to roasted pig), said, "Maybe he is crazy.
    4 — The Corner (73% in)

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