codependence

noun
co·​de·​pen·​dence | \ ˌkō-di-ˈpen-dən(t)s How to pronounce codependence (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Now in its second year since the border was closed to nonessential travels, people have adapted to new realities amid a growing debate about what looms ahead for a region whose codependence and uniformity is now in question. Dallas News, "Coronavirus threatens to permanently change a way of life at the border," 12 Apr. 2021 The novels feel separated at birth; both are stories of enslavement, codependence, control of the future, and women whose will to sustain life is perverted by men. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, "How Octavia E. Butler Reimagines Sex and Survival," 8 Mar. 2021 And then for me, my codependence was my dad left me and my mom at a young age. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "From That Kevin Date To The Shaman, Kelly Mi Li Answers Your Burning Bling Empire Questions," 24 Jan. 2021 As the bubbles converge, their codependence is a fragile balance maintained through faith. Danny Chau, The Atlantic, "The NBA’s Florida Bubble Follows an Age-Old Historical Model," 30 July 2020 Too much of her performance in this series, about two women whose codependence is built on various murders of husbands and boyfriends, current or former, is impossible. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "How Christina Applegate saves season 2 of Netflix series 'Dead to Me,' returning May 8," 4 May 2020 For those of us who tend to anthropomorphize our cars, Hey Mercedes might lead to a whole new level of automotive codependence. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Watch As We Show How Hey Mercedes Voice Assistant Gives Your Car Attitude," 23 Mar. 2020 But few products illustrate the codependence quite like the soybean. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, "In US-China trade spat, soybeans symbolize two economies intertwined," 5 Apr. 2018 But few products illustrate the codependence quite like the soybean. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, "In US-China trade spat, soybeans symbolize two economies intertwined," 5 Apr. 2018

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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16 Apr 2021

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“Codependence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/codependence. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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