Definition of reliant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈlaɪənt//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈlaɪənt//
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reliant on/upon somebody/something needing somebody/something in order to survive, be successful, etc. synonym dependent The hostel is heavily reliant upon charity. Businesses have become increasingly reliant on complicated computing systems. The service has become heavily reliant on government support. see also self-reliant
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