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Definition of reliant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    reliant on/upon somebody/something
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  1. 1needing someone or something in order to survive, be successful, etc. synonym dependent
  2. 2 The hostel is heavily reliant upon charity. Businesses have become increasingly reliant on complicated computing systems. see also self-reliant
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