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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition such as an addiction to alcohol or drugs.

Usage examples (34)
  • They might describe my reliance on him as "codependent" -- one side of a relationship between mutually needy people.
  • I often hear the word codependent 'thrown around when discussing someone's problematic relationships.
  • "If you even think of using the word 'codependent', I'm out of here."
  • A 'codependent' is one side of a relationship between mutually needy people. for more
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