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Definition of codependency noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

codependency

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NAmE//ˌkoʊdɪˈpɛndənsi//
 
[uncountable] (psychology)
 
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a situation in which two people have a close relationship in which they rely too much on each other emotionally, especially when one person is caring for the other one
codependent
 
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adjective, noun
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