from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Mutually dependent.
- adj. Of or relating to a relationship in which one person is psychologically dependent in an unhealthy way on someone who is addicted to a drug or self-destructive behavior, such as chronic gambling.
- n. One who is co-dependent or in a co-dependent relationship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. mutually dependent (especially of an unhealthy psychological relationship in which one person perpetuates another's addiction or harmful behaviour)
- n. A person in such a relationship
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