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needing someone or something in order to exist, be successful, be healthy etc [≠ independent]
Norway's economy is heavily dependent on natural resources.
Jan's mother was dependent on her for physical care.
Do you have any dependent children (=who you are still supporting financially)?
addicted to drugs, alcohol etc
the needs of people dependent on drugs
a danger of becoming alcohol dependent
to be directly affected or decided by something else:
Your pay is dependent on how much you produce.