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- 1. dependence, dependance, dependency, state
- usage: the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
- 2. addiction, dependence, dependance, dependency, habituation, physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition
- usage: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
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