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dependent

de·pend·ent (de·pend·ant)

dependent (dependant)

 
 
pronunciation:
dih pen dihnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: relying on another for help or support.
a dependent childdependent colonies
antonyms:
independent
similar words:
helpless, immature, minor, young
definition 2: conditioned or contingent upon something.
synonyms:
conditional, contingent, provisional, provisory
antonyms:
absolute, independent
similar words:
circumstantial, likely, possible, relative, subject
definition 3: addicted to drugs or other substances.
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part of speech: noun
definition: one requiring the help of another in order to survive.
synonyms:
minor
similar words:
appendage, child, client, juvenile, vassal, youth
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derivation: dependently (adv.)
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