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English definition of “codependency”

codependency

noun [U] uk   /ˌkəʊ.dɪˈpen.dənts.i/ us  
the situation when someone has too strong an emotional need to help someone else in their family who has an alcohol problem, mental illness, etc.Being based on or depending on something
codependent
adjective uk   /-dənt/ us  
(Definition of codependency from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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