parasite

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈpærəˌsaɪt/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈpærəˌsaɪt/ or /ˈpɛrəˌsaɪt/
  • Hyphenation: par‧a‧site

Noun[change]

Singular
parasite

Plural
parasites

  1. (pejorative) A parasite person who lives on other people's expense and gives little or nothing back.
  2. (biology) A parasite is an organism that lives on or in another organism of a different species and benefits from living on or in that other organism.

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