dependence

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dependence /dɪˈpɛndəns/ noun
dependence
/dɪˈpɛndəns/
noun
Learner's definition of DEPENDENCE
: the state of being dependent: such as
: the state of needing something or someone else for support, help, etc. + on or upon
[noncount]
[singular]
: the state of being addicted to alcohol or a drug
[noncount]
[singular]
usually + on
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