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Noun: dependance  di'pen-dun(t)s
Usage: non-standard (=dependence)
  1. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    - addiction, dependence, dependency, habituation
  2. The state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    - dependence, dependency

Type of: physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, state