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Adjective: dependent  di'pen-dunt
  1. Relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
    "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"
  2. (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence
    "a dependent clause functions as a noun or adjective or adverb within a sentence";
    - subordinate
  3. Contingent on something else
    - qualified
  4. Held from above and hanging down
    "a dependent bunch of grapes";
    - pendent, pendant
  5. Being under the power or sovereignty of another or others
    "a dependent prince";
    - subject
  6. Addicted to a drug
    - drug-addicted, hooked [informal], strung-out
Noun: dependent  di'pen-dunt
  1. A person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
    - dependant [Brit]

Sounds like: dependan

Derived forms: dependents

See also: addicted, babelike, bloodsucking, conditional, helpless, independence, independency, interdependent, leechlike, mutualist, mutually beneficial, myrmecophilous, parasitic, parasitical, reliant, subordinate, supported, symbiotic, underage, unfree

Type of: receiver, recipient

Antonym: independent, main

Encyclopedia: Dependent