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English definition of “parasitic”

parasitic

adjective     /ˌpær.əˈsɪt.ɪk/ US  /ˌper.əˈsɪt̬-/ (also parasitical)
caused by or connected with a parasite: a parasitic disease parasitic insectsPlants and animals - general words parasitism     /ˈpær.ə.saɪ.tɪ.zəm/ US  /ˌper.əˈsɪt̬-/ noun [U] Plants and animals - general words
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