• (adj): Relating to or caused by parasites.
    Example: "Parasitic infection"
    Synonyms: parasitical
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "parasitic":

  • (adj): 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"; "parasitic vines that strangle the trees"
    Synonyms: parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking
  • (adj): Of or pertaining to epenthesis.
    Synonyms: epenthetic

Famous quotes containing the word parasitic:

    No real “vital” character in fiction is altogether a conscious construction of the author. On the contrary, it may be a sort of parasitic growth upon the author’s personality, developing by internal necessity as much as by external addition.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
    Kenneth Tynan (1927–1980)

    It will always be found that one flourishing institution exists and battens on another mouldering one. The Present itself is parasitic to this extent.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)