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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Lack of self-sufficiency; Being abnormally tolerant to and reliant on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).

Usage examples (16)
  • This dependence is absolute, despotic; but it unshackles as well.
  • · TR-81: Implements proximity term dependence models.
  • “What dependence is there in the crowing of a hen?”
  • "My dependence is on you, Governor," Rufus said at last. for more
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  • "Dependents" (those who rely on others for support) often look forward to the day when their "dependence" (the condition of being in a dependent, controlled, or subordinate role) on another is over.
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