parasiet

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From Latin parasitus.

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parasiet m (plural parasieten, diminutive parasietje n)

  1. (biology) parasite
    Luizen, vlooien en andere vampiers zijn bloedergerlijke parasieten
    Lice, flees and other vampires are bloody annoying parasites
  2. (figuratively, pejorative) parasite, someone who relies on others to get things done.
    Werkloze steuntrekkers worden vaak parasieten genoemd
    Unemployed dole-drawers are often called parasites

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