dependence

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dependence

noun

Definition of DEPENDENCE

1
the quality or state of needing something or someone <a baby's total dependence upon his or her parents for every one of life's needs>
Near Antonyms autonomy, self-determination, sovereignty (also sovranty)
2
something or someone to which one looks for support <ultimately rice became the chief dependence in that state>
Related Words backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge
3
a physiological need for certain drugs <acquired a dependence on prescription painkillers following back surgery>
Synonyms dependence (also dependance), habit, jones [slang], monkey

Variants of DEPENDENCE

dependence also dependance

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