parasitize


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par·a·sit·ize

 (păr′ə-sĭ-tīz′, -sī-)
tr.v. par·a·sit·ized, par·a·sit·iz·ing, par·a·sit·iz·es
To live on or in (a host) as a parasite.

parasitize

(ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz; -saɪ-) or

parasitise

vb (tr)
1. (Pathology) to infest or infect with parasites
2. (Biology) to live on (another organism) as a parasite

par•a•si•tize

(ˈpær ə sɪˌtaɪz, -saɪ-)

v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to live on (a host) as a parasite.
[1885–90]
par`a•sit•i•za′tion, n.

parasitize


Past participle: parasitized
Gerund: parasitizing

Imperative
parasitize
parasitize
Present
I parasitize
you parasitize
he/she/it parasitizes
we parasitize
you parasitize
they parasitize
Preterite
I parasitized
you parasitized
he/she/it parasitized
we parasitized
you parasitized
they parasitized
Present Continuous
I am parasitizing
you are parasitizing
he/she/it is parasitizing
we are parasitizing
you are parasitizing
they are parasitizing
Present Perfect
I have parasitized
you have parasitized
he/she/it has parasitized
we have parasitized
you have parasitized
they have parasitized
Past Continuous
I was parasitizing
you were parasitizing
he/she/it was parasitizing
we were parasitizing
you were parasitizing
they were parasitizing
Past Perfect
I had parasitized
you had parasitized
he/she/it had parasitized
we had parasitized
you had parasitized
they had parasitized
Future
I will parasitize
you will parasitize
he/she/it will parasitize
we will parasitize
you will parasitize
they will parasitize
Future Perfect
I will have parasitized
you will have parasitized
he/she/it will have parasitized
we will have parasitized
you will have parasitized
they will have parasitized
Future Continuous
I will be parasitizing
you will be parasitizing
he/she/it will be parasitizing
we will be parasitizing
you will be parasitizing
they will be parasitizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been parasitizing
you have been parasitizing
he/she/it has been parasitizing
we have been parasitizing
you have been parasitizing
they have been parasitizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been parasitizing
you will have been parasitizing
he/she/it will have been parasitizing
we will have been parasitizing
you will have been parasitizing
they will have been parasitizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been parasitizing
you had been parasitizing
he/she/it had been parasitizing
we had been parasitizing
you had been parasitizing
they had been parasitizing
Conditional
I would parasitize
you would parasitize
he/she/it would parasitize
we would parasitize
you would parasitize
they would parasitize
Past Conditional
I would have parasitized
you would have parasitized
he/she/it would have parasitized
we would have parasitized
you would have parasitized
they would have parasitized
Translations

parasitize

[ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz] VTparasitar (en)
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