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par·a·sit·ic

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

par′a·sit′i·cal·ly adv.

par•a•sit•ic

(ˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk)

also par`a•sit′i•cal,



adj.
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.
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"

parasitic

parasitical
adjective scrounging (informal), sponging (informal), cadging, bloodsucking (informal), leechlike They are just parasitic spongers who have no intention of finding work.

parasitic

adjective
Of or characteristic of a parasite:
Slang: freeloading.
Translations
حَيوان أو نَبات طُفَيْلي
parazitnípříživnický
élõsködõ
sníkju-
príživnícky

parasitic

[ˌpærəˈsɪtɪk] ADJparásito, parasitario
to be parasitic onser parásito de

parasitic

[ˌpærəˈsɪtɪk] parasitical [ˌpærəˈsɪtɪəl] adj
[disease, infection] → parasitaire
[animal, plant] → parasite
tiny parasitic insects → de minuscules insectes parasites
(fig) [person] → parasite

parasitic(al)

adjparasitisch, parasitär (also fig); to be parasitic (up)on somethingvon etw schmarotzen; parasitic insect/plantParasit m, → Schmarotzer m

parasitic

[ˌpærəˈsɪtɪk] parasitical [ˌpærəˈsɪtɪkl] adj (gen) → parassita; (disease) → parassitario/a

parasite

(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

parasitic

adj parasitario