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My prefix might be a bash for computer users.
My first infix is a lap, perhaps.
My second infix is an antioxidant, kind of.
My suffix is a small island.
When I'm assembled, I'm strangely attractive.

What is the word?

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    $\begingroup$ Riley #53326118 $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jan 25 '20 at 19:02
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    $\begingroup$ Context for above (warning: spoilers) $\endgroup$
    – HTM
    Jan 25 '20 at 22:23
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    $\begingroup$ It's not my fault, I was provoked $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jan 25 '20 at 22:25
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    $\begingroup$ @Brandon_J I'm aware :) $\endgroup$
    – Avi
    Jan 26 '20 at 23:33
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    $\begingroup$ Amazing. Absolutely amazing. $\endgroup$ Jan 27 '20 at 2:53
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My prefix might be a bash for computer users.

A CLI is a command-line interface such as the bash.

My first infix is a lap, perhaps.

To lap is to LICK up water quickly.

My second infix is an antioxidant, kind of.

Apparently, BAI is a drinks company known for its "antioxidant infusions". (Avi told me so in the Sphinx's Lair. Thanks!)

My suffix is a small island.

An AIT is a small island in a river.

When I'm assembled, I'm strangely attractive.

You are CLICKBAIT.

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  • $\begingroup$ No chemistry symbols or element/ion names involved in this riddle. :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jan 25 '20 at 19:47
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    $\begingroup$ I don't care. I only came for the cat photos ... :) $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Jan 25 '20 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed. Well played :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jan 25 '20 at 19:49
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I think you are a

clinch

My prefix might be a bash for computer users.

CLI - a Unix command-line interpreter, which may be bash.

My first infix is a lap, perhaps.

li - is a Chinese unit of distance, about a third of an English mile.

My second infix is an antioxidant

I - iodine (or its ion) is an antioxidant.

My suffix is a small island.

inch - a small island in Ireland or Scotland.

When I'm assembled, I'm strangely attractive.

clinch - embrace or a fastening.

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  • $\begingroup$ No chemistry symbols or element/ion names involved in this riddle. :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Jan 25 '20 at 19:47

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