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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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(ˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk)

also par`a•sit′i•cal,

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of parasites.
2. (of diseases) due to parasites.
[1620–30; < Latin < Greek]
par`a•sit′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parasitic - relating to or caused by parasites; "parasitic infection"
2.parasitic - of or pertaining to epenthesis
3.parasitic - of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another; "a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses"; "parasitic vines that strangle the trees"; "bloodsucking blackmailer"; "his indolent leechlike existence"
dependent - relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"
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adjective scrounging (informal), sponging (informal), cadging, bloodsucking (informal), leechlike They are just parasitic spongers who have no intention of finding work.
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Of or characteristic of a parasite:
Slang: freeloading.
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[ˌpærəˈsɪtɪk] ADJparásito, parasitario
to be parasitic onser parásito de
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[ˌpærəˈsɪtɪk] parasitical [ˌpærəˈsɪtɪəl] adj
[disease, infection] → parasitaire
[animal, plant] → parasite
tiny parasitic insects → de minuscules insectes parasites
(fig) [person] → parasite
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adjparasitisch, parasitär (also fig); to be parasitic (up)on somethingvon etw schmarotzen; parasitic insect/plantParasit m, → Schmarotzer m
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[ˌpærəˈsɪtɪk] parasitical [ˌpærəˈsɪtɪkl] adj (gen) → parassita; (disease) → parassitario/a
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(ˈpӕrəsait) noun
an animal or plant that lives on another animal or plant without giving anything in return. Fleas are parasites; He is a parasite on society.
ˌparaˈsitic adjective
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adj parasitario
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