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English definition of “dependent”

dependent

adjective (NEEDING HELP)    /dɪˈpen.dənt/
B2 needing the support of something or someone in order to continue existing or operating: He has three dependent children. It's very easy to become dependent on sleeping pills.Being based on or depending on something
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