from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
- adj. Caused by a parasite: parasitic diseases.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to a biological or symbolic parasite.
- adj. Drawing upon another organism for sustenance.
- adj. Exploiting another for personal gain.
- n. Component of a circuit that does not show up in a circuit's schematic but does show up in the circuit's behavior.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the nature of a parasite; having the habits of a parasite; fawning for food or favors; sycophantic.
- adj. Of or pertaining to parasites; living on, or deriving nourishment from, some other living animal or plant. See Parasite, 2 & 3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of a parasite; fawning for bread or favors; meanly dependent; acting the sycophant; like a parasite in any way; of things, secondary; subordinated to or arising from another thing of the same kind.
- Specifically In zoology and botany, living or growing as a parasite; pertaining to or characteristic of parasites. See cut under Orobanche.
- In philology, attached to a word erroneously or by false analogy: thus, d in vulgar drownd, t in margent, etc., are parasitic.
- In ornithology, applied to birds which place their eggs in the nests of other birds.
- Having the characters of the Parasitica.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or pertaining to epenthesis
- adj. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
- adj. relating to or caused by parasites
parasite + -ic (Wiktionary)