dependence

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State of psychological and/or physiological reliance on certain substances resulting from their habitual use, and accompanied by a compulsion to continue the use. See also addiction.

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The dependence on the new system was quite high so we had decided to test our old systems in case of emergency.
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Sometimes you will end up having a dependence on one of your suppliers and they may realize this and take advantage of it.
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I had a really strong dependence on alcohol and needed it nightly in order to feel safe and at home with myself.
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