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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.
codependent
adjective uk   /-dənt/ us  
(Definition of codependency from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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