of or relating to a relationship in which one person is physically or psychologically addicted, as to alcohol or gambling, and the other person is psychologically dependent on the first in an unhealthy way.
one who is codependent or in a codependent relationship.
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Origin of codependent
First recorded in 1985–90
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Examples from the Web for co-dependency
Ann was fairly popular during her run, but her co-dependency and drama led to several intense moments.
psychol a state of mutual dependence between two people, esp when one partner relies emotionally on supporting and caring for the other partner
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