codependent
adjective Date: 1982 participating in or exhibiting codependencycodependent noun

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  • codependent — or co dependent [kō΄dē pen′dənt, kō΄dipen′dənt] adj. [ CO + DEPENDENT] 1. psychologically influenced or controlled by, reliant on, or needing another person who is addicted to alcohol, drugs, etc. 2. mutually dependent n. a person who is… …   English World dictionary

  • codependent — (adj.) also co dependent, by 1905, in various senses, from CO (Cf. co ) + DEPENDENT (Cf. dependent). Modern psycological sense is attested from c.1983. Related: Codependence, codependency …   Etymology dictionary

  • codependent — co·de·pen·dent dənt n a codependent person codependent adj participating in or exhibiting codependency <a codependent relationship> <a codependent and abusive spouse> …   Medical dictionary

  • codependent — codependency, codependence, n. /koh di pen deuhnt/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • codependent — co•de•pend•ent [[t]ˌkoʊ dɪˈpɛn dənt[/t]] adj. 1) psl soc of or pertaining to a relationship in which one person is physically or psychologically addicted, as to alcohol, and the other person is psychologically dependent on the first 2) psl soc… …   From formal English to slang

  • codependent — ¦kōˌ adjective Etymology: co + dependent (I) : participating in or exhibiting codependency • codependent noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • codependent — co·dependent …   English syllables

  • Codependent No More — was the debut book of self help author Melody Beattie. It was originally published in 1987 by the publishing division of the Hazelden Foundation, and became a phenomenon of the self help movement, going on to sell over eight million copies, six… …   Wikipedia

  • Codependency — (or codependence, co narcissism or inverted narcissism) is unhealthy love and a tendency to behave in overly passive or excessively caretaking ways that negatively impact one s relationships and quality of life. It also often involves placing a… …   Wikipedia

  • Codependence — (or codependency) is a popular psychology concept popularized by Twelve Step program advocates. A codependent is loosely defined as someone who exhibits too much, and often inappropriate, caring for persons who depend on him or her. A codependent …   Wikipedia

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