[ koh-di-pen-duh nt ]
/ ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt /
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.
- codex juris canonici
Origin of codependent
First recorded in 1985–90
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Examples from the Web for codependency
Now Perry and reporters are in a different phase: codependency.
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