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ˌpær əˈsɪt ɪkpar·a·sitic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parasitic, parasiticaladjective

    relating to or caused by parasites

    "parasitic infection"

  2. epenthetic, parasiticadjective

    of or pertaining to epenthesis

  3. parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsuckingadjective

    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"


  1. parasiticnoun

    Component of a circuit that does not show up in a circuit's schematic but does show up in the circuit's behavior.

  2. parasiticadjective

    Pertaining to a biological or symbolic parasite.

  3. parasiticadjective

    Drawing upon another organism for sustenance.

  4. parasiticadjective

    Exploiting another for personal gain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parasiticadjective

    alt. of Parasitical


  1. Parasitic

    living on or in some other animal or insect in such a way as to derive all nourishment from the tissues of the host.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parasitic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parasitic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of parasitic in a Sentence

  1. Peckish Erast Zubarev:

    I was told by my mate it was a parasitic threadworm that lives in the intestine.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    There is a lot of people who do not mind to follow or support even a bandit like a spiritual master or devotional pundit as long as they can derive merely their own profit out of this parasitic relationship and that's it.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The relationship amongst materialistic people is neither symbiotic not synergistic, but only parasitic in nature.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    That's the source of the millions that are paid in taxes, which support the parasitic government that Obama is running. I mean, that's essentially how capitalism works, the government doesn't make money, it takes it, and it takes it from enterprises that are successful.

  5. Wolfgang Blass:

    parasitic and idiotic funding systems for overseas promotion mean that overproduced wine from Australian irrigated fruit will hit rock bottom, facing competition from South Africa

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. disjointed
    • B. sought
    • C. brilliant
    • D. witless

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