dependency dependency  /dɪ ˈpɛn dən si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
  2. (n) being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  3. (n) a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country

Usage(s):

  1. Grist is the Colbert Report of climate change, the Daily Show of deforestation, the Oprah of oil dependency except with real reporting and analytical journalism.
  2. His improbably valuable crop is algae, which may one day provide us with a way out of our dependency on fossil fuels and the climatological mess they're making.
  3. Agassi says he is speaking to 15 other countries, many of which, like Israel, relish the idea of reducing their dependency on the world's oil-producing nations.

News

  1. Ending Addiction for Good Reaches Number One on Amazon

    "Ending Addiction for Good" lays out a proven road to recovery and is now the top selling drug dependency book on Amazon. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10825246.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Adderall Treatment Admissions Rise at Gulf Coast Addiction Treatment

    Gulf Coast Addiction Treatment is an alcohol and drug recovery facility with a hands-on approach to recovery that offers assistance every step of the way. That assistance extends to the abuse and dependency of alcohol and all types of drugs, inclusive of the increasingly common abuse of Adderall. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10819000.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Shocking Evidence Found In Michael Jackson’s Bedroom Where He Died — See The Photos

    Michael Jackson ‘s June 25, 2009 death came as a shock to the nation, and the King of Pop’s extreme dependency on prescription drugs was little known outside his inner… READ ON
    on June 11, 2013     Source: RadarOnline.com

Quotes

  1. "This is one dollar for every man, woman and child in the US -- a small price to pay for helping to break the back of our oil dependency," McCain said.
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: John McCain Source: TG Daily

  2. "Poverty, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependency and family breakdown cause people to become and then stay homeless. I hope that by deepening my understanding of the issue, I can help do my bit to help the most vulnerable on our streets,"...
    on Jan 9, 2010 By: Prince William Source: Cocorioko

  3. Bush said the new requirements will help "address our vulnerabilities and dependency" on foreign oil by reducing demand for gasoline and diversifying the nation's fuel supply.
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

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