variants also dependances
plural of dependence
as in dependencies
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

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as in anchors
something or someone to which one looks for support ultimately rice became the chief dependence in that state

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

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“Dependences.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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