Translation of dependence in Spanish:

dependence

Pronunciation: /dɪˈpendəns/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (reliance) dependencia (feminine)
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    • But James aimed to free the crown from any dependence on its subjects.
    • The importance of sea control has increased with the world's growing dependence on international trade and ocean resources.
    • Her mental condition slowly deteriorates with her growing dependence on a fantasy she is unable to control.
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    • Choices made within these relationships, he argued, may give rise to the financial dependence of one partner on the other.
    • As with the Chinese, the Japanese family also plays a key role in maintaining social stability, dependence, and mutual support.
    • What she chooses is true love and financial dependence - outside marriage.
    1.2 (addiction) [Medicine/Medicina] dependencia (feminine) drug dependence drogodependencia (feminine) [formal] his dependence on morphine su dependencia de la morfina
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    • Injections are also being developed to help tackle other serious addictions, including drugs dependence.
    • Lifetime risks and correlates for both alcohol and drug abuse and dependence were estimated.
    • With proper and timely treatment the victim of alcohol dependence can beat his addiction and lead a useful, productive life.

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