Meaning of “parasite” in the English Dictionary

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"parasite" in British English

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parasitenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpær.ə.saɪt/ us /ˈper.ə.saɪt/

(Definition of “parasite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parasitenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpær·əˌsɑɪt/

biology an animal or plant that lives on or in another animal or plant of a different type and feeds from it

A parasite is also a person who uses others to obtain an advantage without doing anything in exchange.

(Definition of “parasite” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)