parasite

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parasite /ˈperəˌsaɪt/ noun
plural parasites
parasite
/ˈperəˌsaɪt/
noun
plural parasites
Learner's definition of PARASITE
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: an animal or plant that lives in or on another animal or plant and gets food or protection from it compare 1host 3
disapproving : a person or thing that takes something from someone or something else and does not do anything to earn it or deserve it