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Definition 1: the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for dependence in the sense of this definition

(dependence is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of dependence ) the state of needing help from something

(... is a kind of dependence ) the state of relying on something

(... is a kind of dependence ) the state of being subordinate to something

(... is a kind of dependence ) the state of being contingent on something

Definition 2: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for dependence in the sense of this definition

(dependence is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

(... is a kind of dependence ) an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)

(dependence belongs to category ...) a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction

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