dependance

Definitions of dependance
  1. noun
    the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    synonyms: dependence, dependency
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    helplessness
    the state of needing help from something
    reliance
    the state of relying on something
    subordination
    the state of being subordinate to something
    contingency
    the state of being contingent on something
    type of:
    state
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  2. noun
    being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    synonyms: addiction, dependence, dependency, habituation
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    drug addiction, white plague
    an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
    alcohol addiction, alcoholism, drunkenness, inebriation
    habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
    cocaine addiction
    an addiction to cocaine
    heroin addiction
    an addiction to heroin
    caffein addiction
    an addiction to caffein
    nicotine addiction
    an addiction to nicotine
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    physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
    the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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