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1. parasitic

adjective. ['ˌpɛrəˈsɪtɪk'] of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another.

Synonyms

  • parasitical
  • bloodsucking
  • dependent

Antonyms

  • bloodless
  • free
  • unaddicted
  • unconditional

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • parasite (English)
  • parasitus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Parasitic

  • psychoanalytic
  • hermaphroditic
  • electrolytic
  • thrombolytic
  • porphyritic
  • paralytic
  • hemolytic
  • halophytic
  • dendritic
  • catalytic
  • palmitic
  • granitic
  • arthritic
  • analytic
  • soditic
  • semitic
  • hamitic
  • cushitic
  • neritic
  • critic
  • zitek
  • citic
  • chittick
  • bittick

Sentences with parasitic


1. Adjective
Sporozoans are parasitic -- they live on, or in, a host body and cause it harm.

Quotes about parasitic


1. Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S Truman

2. parasitic

adjective. ['ˌpɛrəˈsɪtɪk'] of or pertaining to epenthesis.

Antonyms

  • insubordinate

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • parasite (English)
  • parasitus (Latin)

3. parasitic

adjective. ['ˌpɛrəˈsɪtɪk'] relating to or caused by parasites.

Antonyms

  • commutative

Etymology

  • -ic (English)
  • -ique (French)
  • parasite (English)
  • parasitus (Latin)
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