[ par-uh-sit-ik ]
/ ˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk /
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of, relating to, or characteristic of parasites.
(of diseases) due to parasites.
Phonetics. excrescent (def. 2).
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Sometimes par·a·sit·i·cal .
OTHER WORDS FROM parasitic
par·a·sit·i·cal·ly, adverbpar·a·sit·i·cal·ness, nounan·ti·par·a·sit·ic, noun, adjectivean·ti·par·a·sit·i·cal, adjective
an·ti·par·a·sit·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·par·a·sit·ic, adjectivenon·par·a·sit·i·cal, adjectivenon·par·a·sit·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·par·a·sit·ic, adjectiveun·par·a·sit·ic, adjectiveun·par·a·sit·i·cal, adjectiveun·par·a·sit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use parasitic in a sentence
He was one of those rare eastern potentates who wasn't hampered by parasitical relatives.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
These parasitical worms are about an inch and a half long and taper to a point at each end.
He discovered parasitical mites all over them on the outside, and the flesh contained many worms.
The solid balls of these cannon formed pyramids, and parasitical vegetation had crept in between these iron spheres.The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez
All the parasitical crustaceans are placed in this first category.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden