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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
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Present
I parasitize
you parasitize
he/she/it parasitizes
we parasitize
you parasitize
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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
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Past Continuous
I was parasitizing
you were parasitizing
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we were parasitizing
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they were parasitizing
Past Perfect
I had parasitized
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Future
I will parasitize
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Future Perfect
I will have parasitized
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Future Continuous
I will be parasitizing
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he/she/it will be parasitizing
we will be parasitizing
you will be parasitizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been parasitizing
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he/she/it has been parasitizing
we have been parasitizing
you have been parasitizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been parasitizing
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you will have been parasitizing
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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
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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
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Translations

parasitize

[ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz] VTparasitar (en)
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Orobanche cumana is naturally distributed from central Asia to south-eastern Europe, where it parasitizes wild Asteraceae species, mainly Artemisia spp.
(Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) and Megaselia scalaris Loew, 1866 (Diptera: Phoridae) in Vicosa, MGS, Brazil (Soares et al., 2006); individuals of Pachysomoides fulvus Cresson, 1864 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), Chalcoela pegasalis Walker, 1859 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), Elasmus polistis Burks, 1971 (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) and Xenos peckii Kirby, 1813 (Coleoptera: Stylopidae) parasitize the paper wasp Polistes metricus Say, 1831 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in northeast Georgia, USA (Hodges et al., 2003); and Sulcopolistes atrimandibularis Zimmermann, 1930 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) parasitizes Polistes biglumis L., 1758 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in the French Alps (Schwammberger, 1998).
mephiditis, parasitizes the striped skunk, the hooded skunk (Mephitis tnacroura Lichtenstein) and, curiously, the island fox (Urocyon littoralis (Baird)) in North America (Price et al.
The flies are a native species that parasitizes the forest tent caterpillars' pupae.
This species of tick, which at least during its immature life stages parasitizes migratory birds, is widely distributed in many African countries, including South Africa (7).
Whereas most mistletoe plants are bits of shrubby fluff parasitizing trees, Australia's Nuytsia floribunda--itself a tree--grows an underground network that parasitizes smaller plants, such as grass and even the domesticated garden carrot.
We will use the mussel Utterbackia imbecillis, which parasitizes the common bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus.
Phoradendron commonly parasitizes Acacia gregii (catclaw) and Prosopis grandulosa (honey mesquite), but only occasionally parasitizes Larrea tridentata (creosote bush) and Tamarix ramosissima (saltcedar) in southern Nevada.