parasitic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

parasite +‎ -ic

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

parasitic (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a biological or symbolic parasite.
  2. Drawing upon another organism for sustenance.
  3. Exploiting another for personal gain.

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Noun[edit]

parasitic (plural parasitics)

  1. (electronics) A component of a circuit that does not show up in a circuit's schematic but does show up in the circuit's behavior.