variants also dependances
plural of dependence
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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dependences. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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