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codependent

[ koh-di-pen-duhnt ]
/ 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.
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Origin of codependent

First recorded in 1985–90

OTHER WORDS FROM codependent

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