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  Definition of dependence
  1. lack of independence or self-sufficiency
  2. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
Similar Words: dependance, dependency, addiction, habituation

 

Hyponyms: helplessness, reliance, subordination, contingency, drug addiction, white plague

 

Derivational Morphology: count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon, habituate, accustom, addict, hook

 

 
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