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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parasitic \Par`a*sit"ic\ (p[a^]r`[.a]*s[i^]t"[i^]k), Parasitical \Par`a*sit"ic*al\ (p[a^]r`[.a]*s[i^]t"[i^]*kal), a. [L. parasiticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. parasitique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a parasite; having the habits of a parasite; fawning for food or favors; sycophantic. "Parasitic preachers." --Milton. Syn: leechlike, bloodsucking. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zool.) Of or pertaining to parasites; living on, or deriving nourishment from, some other living animal or plant. See Parasite, 2 & 3. [1913 Webster] Parasitic gull, Parasitic jager. (Zool.) See Jager. [1913 Webster] -- Par`a*sit"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Par`a*sit"ic*al*ness, n. [1913 Webster]