overdependent

adjective over·de·pen·dent \ ˌō-vər-di-ˈpen-dənt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overdependent

:excessively dependent on another for support or assistance
  • overdependent children
  • overdependent behavior [=behavior that is characteristic of an overdependent person]
  • had an overdependent relationship with [=was too dependent upon] her mother
  • patients who are overdependent on pain killers
  • an economy that is overdependent on foreign imports

overdependence

play \ˌō-vər-di-ˈpen-dən(t)s\ noun
    • the region's overdependence on petroleum

First Known Use of overdependent

1929


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