overdependent

adjective
over·​de·​pen·​dent | \ ˌō-vər-di-ˈpen-dənt How to pronounce overdependent (audio) \

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

Other Words from overdependent

overdependence \ ˌō-​vər-​di-​ˈpen-​dən(t)s How to pronounce overdependent (audio) \ noun
the region's overdependence on petroleum

First Known Use of overdependent

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Overdependent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdependent. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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