HyperDic: dependence

English > 2 senses of the word dependence:
NOUNstatedependence, dependance, dependencythe state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
statedependence, addiction, dependance, dependency, habituationbeing abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
dependence > pronunciation
Soundsdihpeh'ndahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > dependence: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
Synonymsdependance, dependency
NarrowercontingencyThe state of being contingent on something
helplessnessThe state of needing help from something
relianceThe state of relying on something
subordinationThe state of being subordinate to something
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishdependencia
Catalandependència
Adjectivesdependentrelying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
English > dependence: 2 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningabnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).
Synonymsaddiction, dependance, dependency, habituation
CategorynarcoticA drug that produces numbness or stupor
Narrowerdrug addiction, white plagueAn addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Spanishadicción, dependencia
Catalanaddicció, dependència
Adjectivesdependentaddicted to a drug

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