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parasite

noun [C] uk   /ˈpær.ə.saɪt/ us    /ˈper-/
an animal or plant that lives on or in another animal or plant of a different type and feeds from it: The older drugs didn't deal effectively with the malaria parasite. disapproving a person who is lazy and lives by other people working, giving them money, etc.: Financial speculators are parasites on the national economy.
Translations of “parasite”
in Spanish parásito…
in French parasite…
in German der Schmarotzer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寄生生物, 寄生動物, 寄生植物…
in Russian паразит, тунеядец…
in Turkish asalak, parazit, her şeyi başkalarından bekleyen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寄生生物, 寄生动物, 寄生植物…
in Polish pasożyt…
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