ADJ

great, heavy
a heavy dependence on imported materials
absolute, complete, total
his total dependence on his family
continuing, growing, increased, increasing
The country has a growing dependence on foreign aid
excessive
mutual
Their relationship is based on a strong mutual dependence
economic, financial
emotional, physical, psychological

VERB + DEPENDENCE

have
reduce
The government wants to reduce industry's dependence on coal

PREP

~ on/upon
her economic dependence on her husband

ADJ

alcohol, drug, nicotine, etc.

PREP

~ on
dependence on alcohol