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dependency US English

A dependent or subordinate thing, especially a country or province controlled by another

dependency US Thesaurus

her dependency on her husband

high-dependency US English

Relating to hospital patients requiring a high level of medical treatment and supervision

Ross Dependency US English

The part of Antarctica that lies south of latitude 60° south between longitudes 150° and 160° west that is administered by New Zealand

Crown dependency US English

A territory that is under the sovereignty of the British Crown but does not form part of the UK. The Crown dependencies are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

dependency culture US English

A way of life characterized by dependency on state benefits

chemical dependency US English

Addiction to a mood- or mind-altering drug, such as alcohol or cocaine

codependency US English

Excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically a partner who requires support due to an illness or addiction