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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]
   b : the state of being addicted to alcohol or a drug
[noncount]
[singular]
— usually + on
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