Associations to the word «Dependence»

Wiktionary

DEPENDENCE, noun. The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.
DEPENDENCE, noun. An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.

Dictionary definition

DEPENDENCE, noun. The state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
DEPENDENCE, noun. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).

Wise words

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