Parasitic definition

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Caused by a parasite.

Parasitic diseases.

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
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Caused by a parasite.

Parasitic diseases.

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Of or like a parasite; living at the expense of others.
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Caused by parasites, as a disease.
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Of or designating a subsidiary volcano, crater, etc. that forms on the side of another one.
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Relating to or characteristic of a parasite.
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Pertaining to a biological or symbolic parasite.
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Drawing upon another organism for sustenance.
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Exploiting another for personal gain.
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(computing) Component of a circuit that does not show up in a circuit's schematic but does show up in the circuit's behavior.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
parasitic
Plural:
parasitics

Origin of parasitic