co-de·pen·dent or co·de·pen·dent (kō'dĭ-pĕnʹdənt) adj.
1. Mutually dependent.
2. 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.
One who is co-dependent or in a co-dependent relationship.
  co'de·penʹdence or co'de·penʹden·cy n.

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