variants also dependance
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as in anchor
something or someone to which one looks for support ultimately rice became the chief dependence in that state

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as in addiction
a physiological need for certain drugs acquired a dependence on prescription painkillers following back surgery

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“Dependence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dependence. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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