Meaning of “parasitic” in the English Dictionary

"parasitic" in British English

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parasiticadjective

uk /ˌpær.əˈsɪt.ɪk/ us /ˌper.əˈsɪt̬.ɪk/ also parasitical,

caused by or relating to a parasite:

a parasitic disease
parasitic insects
parasitism
noun [ U ] /ˈpær.ə.sɪ.tɪ.zəm/ us /ˈper.ə.sɪ.tɪ.zəm/

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