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EtymologyEdit

parasite +‎ -ic

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /pɛɹ.əˈsɪt.ɪk/
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AdjectiveEdit

parasitic (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a biological or symbolic parasite.
  2. Drawing upon another organism for sustenance.
  3. Exploiting another for personal gain.

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NounEdit

parasitic (plural parasitics)

  1. (electronics) A component of a circuit that does not show up in a circuit's schematic but does show up in the circuit's behavior.