codependent

[ koh-di-pen-duh nt ]
/ ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt /
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adjective

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.

noun

one who is codependent or in a codependent relationship.

Nearby words

  1. codeclination,
  2. coded,
  3. codefendant,
  4. codeia,
  5. codeine,
  6. coder,
  7. codetermination,
  8. codeword,
  9. codex,
  10. codex juris canonici

Origin of codependent

First recorded in 1985–90

Related formsco·de·pend·en·cy, co·de·pend·ence, noun

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Word Origin and History for codependency

codependent

adj.

also co-dependent, by 1905, in various senses, from co- + dependent. Modern psycological sense is attested from c.1983. Related: Codependence, codependency.

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