noun. the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
noun. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).
- white plague
- drug addiction
- physiological condition
- physiological state
Example sentences of the word dependance
1. Noun, singular or mass
On the other hand, some people criticize ellipticals for their heavy dependance on momentum, which is said to make a workout less effective.