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 for parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dependent \De*pend"ent\, a. [L. dependens, -entis, p. pr.
     dependere. See Depend, and cf. Dependant.]
     1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
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     2. 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; subordinate; -- often with on or upon;
        as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends. Opposite of
        independent. [Narrower terms: interdependent,
        mutualist, mutually beneficial; parasitic, parasitical,
        leechlike, bloodsucking; subordinate; underage;
        myrmecophilous; symbiotic] Also See: unfree.
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              England, long dependent and degraded, was again a
              power of the first rank.              --Macaulay.
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     3. conditional; contingent or conditioned. Opposite of
        unconditional.
  
     Syn: qualified.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     4. addicted to drugs.
  
     Syn: addicted, dependent, drug-addicted, hooked, strung-out.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     Dependent covenant or Dependent contract (Law), one not
        binding until some connecting stipulation is performed.
  
     Dependent variable (Math.), a varying quantity whose
        changes are arbitrary, but are regarded as produced by
        changes in another variable, which is called the
        independent variable.
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