dependence

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From French dépendance

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dependence (plural dependences)

  1. The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.
    He had a deep dependence on her for guidance.
  2. An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.
    Her dependence on cocaine led to her ruin.

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