parasitic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

parasite +‎ -ic

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

parasitic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a biological or symbolic parasite.
    If everything is parasitic then there is no source of energy. ― Aug Tellez
  2. Drawing upon another organism for sustenance.
  3. Exploiting another for personal gain.

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Noun[edit]

parasitic ‎(plural parasitics)

  1. (computing) Component of a circuit that does not show up in a circuit's schematic but does show up in the circuit's behavior.