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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-di-pen-duh nt]
    • /ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt/
    • /ˌkəʊ.dɪˈpen.dənts.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-di-pen-duh nt]
    • /ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt/

Definitions of codependency word

  • adjective codependency of or relating 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. 1
  • noun codependency one who is codependent or in a codependent relationship. 1
  • noun codependency Excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically a partner who requires support due to an illness or addiction. 1
  • noun codependency (Uncountable Noun) The state of being codependent; codependence. 0
  • noun codependency (Countable Noun) Something that is codependent. 0

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Origin of codependency

First appearance:

before 1985
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1985-90

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Parts of speech for Codependency


codependency popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

codependency usage trend in Literature

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