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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. relating to or caused by parasites;
- Example: "parasitic infection"
[syn: parasitic, parasitical]

2. of or pertaining to epenthesis;
[syn: epenthetic, parasitic]

3. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another;
- Example: "a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses"
- Example: "parasitic vines that strangle the trees"
- Example: "bloodsucking blackmailer"
- Example: "his indolent leechlike existence"
[syn: parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking]


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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

parasitic adj 1: relating to or caused by parasites; "parasitic infection" [syn: parasitic, parasitical] 2: of or pertaining to epenthesis [syn: epenthetic, parasitic] 3: of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another; "a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses"; "parasitic vines that strangle the trees"; "bloodsucking blackmailer"; "his indolent leechlike existence" [syn: parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "parasitic": abject, accompanying, accordant, agreeing, all-devouring, all-engulfing, associate, associated, at one with, backscratching, beggarly, bloodsucking, bone-lazy, bootlicking, cadging, coacting, coactive, coadunate, coincident, collaborative, collective, collusive, combined, combining, commensal, concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, concurring, conjoint, consilient, conspiratorial, cooperant, cooperative, coordinate, cowering, coworking, crawling, cringing, crouching, dilatory, do-nothing, doless, dronish, drony, easy, ecological, ecotopic, ergophobic, extortionate, faineant, fawning, flattering, footlicking, good-for-nothing, grabby, grasping, groveling, hangdog, harmonious, indolent, ingratiating, joint, kowtowing, laggard, lax, lazy, leechlike, lupine, mealymouthed, meeting, nonaggressive, obeisant, obsequious, on bended knee, predacious, predatory, procrastinative, prostrate, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, ravenous, remiss, saprophytic, scrounging, sharkish, shiftless, slack, slothful, slow, sniveling, sponging, sycophantic, symbiotic, synchronous, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyish, truckling, unenterprising, united, uniting, vulturine, vulturous, wolfish, work-shy