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ˈpær ə saɪˌtɪz əm, -sɪ-par·a·sitism

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  1. parasitismnoun

    the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)


  1. parasitismnoun

    Interaction between two organisms, in which one organism (the parasite) benefits and the other (the host) is harmed.

  2. parasitismnoun

    A similar interaction between people.

    We accused her of parasitism in taking his hard-earned money for new dresses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parasitismnoun

    the state or behavior of a parasite; the act of a parasite

    Etymology: [Cf. F. parasitisme.]

  2. Parasitismnoun

    the state of being parasitic

    Etymology: [Cf. F. parasitisme.]


  1. Parasitism

    a form of symbiosis in which one party lives upon or at the expense of the other, makes no return and destroys its host: see symbiosis; commensalism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parasitism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parasitism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    • B. investigating
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