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dependent

adjective
 
 
/dɪˈpendənt/
B2 needing the help of someone or something in order to exist or continue as before: She's completely dependent on her parents for money.Being based on or depending on something
dependent on/upon sth influenced by or decided by something: The amount of tax you pay is dependent on how much you earn.Being based on or depending on something
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