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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-di-pen-duh nt]
    • /ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-di-pen-duh nt]
    • /ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt/

Definitions of codependent word

  • adjective codependent A codependent person is in an unsatisfactory relationship with someone who is ill or an addict, but does not want the relationship to end. 3
  • adjective codependent psychologically influenced or controlled by, reliant on, or needing another person who is addicted to alcohol, drugs, etc. 3
  • adjective codependent mutually dependent 3
  • noun codependent a person who is codependent 3
  • adjective codependent 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 codependent one who is codependent or in a codependent relationship. 1

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Origin of codependent

First appearance:

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

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Parts of speech for Codependent


codependent 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for codependent

adj codependent

  • addicted — Someone who is addicted to a harmful drug cannot stop taking it.
  • hooked — bent like a hook; hook-shaped.
  • attached — If you are attached to someone or something, you like them very much.
  • interconnected — to connect with one another.
  • interdependent — mutually dependent; depending on each other.

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