Co-dependent

codependent

[koh-di-pen-duhnt]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a relationship in which one person is physically or psychologically addicted, as to alcohol or gambling, and the other person is psychologically dependent on the first in an unhealthy way.
noun
2.
one who is codependent or in a codependent relationship.

Origin:
1985–90

codependency, codependence, noun
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co-dependency (ˌkəʊdɪˈpɛndənsɪ)
 
n
psychol a state of mutual dependence between two people, esp when one partner relies emotionally on supporting and caring for the other partner
 
co-de'pendent
 
adj, —n

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codependent
by 1905, in various senses, also co-dependent, from co- + dependent. Modern psycological sense is attested from c.1983. Related: Codependence, codependency.
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