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dependent
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 4
1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
Part of Speech: noun
1. One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for support of favor; a hanger- on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.
2. That which depends; corollary; consequence.
3. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self- sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends.
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