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 (păr′ə-sĭt′ĭk) also par·a·sit·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
2. Caused by a parasite: parasitic diseases.

par′a·sit′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.parasitically - in a parasitic manner
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The "wizard rat that swims ahead" is a pioneer of evil, who thrives parasitically on a fallen culture and "lives .
Replication in sense 3, otherwise known as cross-validation, has traditionally been a necessary condition of scientific progress, the other two uses being parasitically dependent on the very data set that suggested the result in the first place.
Although the conditions in which a transposon can spread parasitically have been examined theoretically (Charlesworth and Charlesworth 1983; Charlesworth and Langley 1986; Charlesworth 1987), there has been very little experimental investigation of the degree to which these models actually describe transposon behavior.
Iterability alters, contaminating parasitically what it identifies and enables to repeat |itself'; it leaves us no choice but to mean (to say) something that is (already, always, also) other than what we mean (to say), to say something other than what we say and would have wanted to say, to understand something other than .
It is only parasitically and elliptically used as a property of objects' (see, for instance, Perkins [1983] and Jackson [1977]).
But the last word he pronounces--the word that silences a story which was from the start parasitically dependent on the stories of the others--is, once again, a metaphorical remainder: "malattia."
My desire is to engage the viral (or in the film's terms, rabid) semiosis that lives parasitically in this ground - without either pathologizing it or (as is equally common in the school of postmodern hype) valorizing it.
Bakhtin argues in "Author and Hero in Aesthetic Activity" that the "only thing left for me to do is to find a refuge in the other and to assemble-out ofthe other-the scattered pieces of my own givenness, in order to produce from them a parasitically consummed unity in the other's soul using the other's resources." Art and Answerability (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990), 126.
Having abandoned their careworn wives with plastic cups of warm white wine and mustard-streaked hot dogs in order to drape their arms parasitically about one another before the photographer, these randy scoundrels take a moment to guffaw over the four years they killed with Christian in the economics department before having abandoned their suicidally handsome selves to shoot off in unhealthy fashion toward the comforts of middle age.
feeding parasitically off its traffic and awareness.
On your left, Hittites, Sumerians, Aztecs; to the right, Germans, who were "not mere warlike barbarians, concerned only with sordid gain, mere function without spirit:' but victims of an industrial society that depended parasitically for its extravagant standard of living on a South (oil and Turks) that it exhausted.
To some real if immeasurable degree such men, with the earth still on them, probably shared the more reputable dreams that animated those productive gambles upon which they also parasitically speculated.