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  Definition of parasite
  1. an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); the parasite obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
  2. a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Similar Words: leech, sponge, sponger

 

Hyponyms: endoparasite, entoparasite, entozoan, entozoon, endozoan, ectoparasite, ectozoan, ectozoon, epizoan, epizoon, parasitic plant

 

Derivational Morphology: mooch, bum, cadge, grub, sponge

 

Anagrams: aspirate

 

 
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