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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parasitic  \Par`a*sit"ic\,  Parasitical  \Par`a*sit"ic*al\,  a.  [L. 
  parasiticus  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  parasitique.] 
  1.  Of  the  nature  of  a  parasite;  fawning  for  food  or  favors; 
  sycophantic.  ``Parasitic  preachers.''  --Milton. 
  2.  (Bot.  &  Zo["o]l.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  parasites;  living 
  on  or  deriving  nourishment  from  some  other  living  animal 
  or  plant.  See  {Parasite},  2  &  3. 
  {Parasitic  gull},  {Parasitic  jager}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Jager}. 
  --  {Par`a*sit"ic*al*ly},  adv  --  {Par`a*sit"ic*al*ness}, 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  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: 
  {parasitical},  {leechlike},  {bloodsucking}] 

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