[dih-pen-duh ns] /dɪˈpɛn dəns/
the state of relying on or needing someone or something for aid, support, or the like.
reliance; confidence; trust:
Her complete reliability earned her our dependence.
an object of reliance or trust.
the state of being conditional or contingent on something, as through a natural or logical sequence:
the dependence of an effect upon a cause.
the state of being psychologically or physiologically on a drug after a prolonged period of use.
subordination or subjection:
the dependence of Martinique upon France.
the state or fact of being dependent, esp for support or help
reliance; trust; confidence
(rare) an object or person relied upon
early 15c., from Middle French dépendance, from dependre (see depend). Originally also dependance (the earlier form), depending whether the writer had French or Latin foremost in mind; the Latin form gradually predominated and after c.1800 dependance is rare. As an adjective from c.1600.
dependence de·pend·ence (dĭ-pěn’dəns)
[dih-pleet] /dɪˈplit/ verb (used with object), depleted, depleting. 1. to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of: The fire had depleted the game in the forest. Extravagant spending soon depleted his funds. /dɪˈpliːt/ verb (transitive) 1. to use up (supplies, money, energy, etc); reduce or exhaust 2. to empty entirely or partially 3. […]
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nondepolarizing block non·de·po·lar·iz·ing block (nŏn’dē-pō’lə-rī’zĭng) n. A paralysis of skeletal muscle unaccompanied by changes in polarity of the motor endplate, as occurs following administration of tubocurarine chloride.
[dih-poz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ noun, plural depositories. 1. a place where something is deposited or stored, as for safekeeping: the night depository of a bank. 2. a depositary; trustee. adjective 3. of or relating to a depository or depositories: the depository role of a bank. /dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. a […]
[dih-pree-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l] /dɪˈpri ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of or being in value. 2. capable of being for tax purposes. /dɪˈpriːʃəbəl/ adjective 1. (US) able to be depreciated for tax deduction 2. liable to depreciation