Definitions

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  • adj. parasitic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to parasites; parasitic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Parasitic.

Etymologies

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parasite +‎ -al

Examples

  • Like parasital mites making their intestinal way the two men followed the windings of the narrow, black corridor until they came into another chamber where, from a grotto in the wall, oil was taken to replenish the torch cups.

    The Coming of the King

  • It started after we got wind in South Africa that the energy corporation, the parasital Eskom, was applying for a loan to the World Bank.

    Democracy Now!

  • Although Antimony is toxic it is used in some parasital infection medicine.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • He stood at the entrance of the cavern, round the sides of which clustered parasital plants, with flowers of all colors, some among them opening their petals and exhaling their fragrance only in the hours of night; so that, as his form filled up the jaws of the dull arch, obscuring the moonbeam that strove to pierce the shadows that slept within, it stood now -- wan and blighted -- as I had seen it first, radiant and joyous, literally "framed in blooms."

    The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Old Time English

  • He stood at the entrance of the cavern, round the sides of which clustered parasital plants, with flowers of all colours, some amongst them opening their petals and exhaling their fragrance only in the hours of night; so that, as his form filled up the jaws of the dull arch, obscuring the moonbeam that strove to pierce the shadows that slept within, it stood now -- wan and blighted -- as I had seen it first, radiant and joyous, literally "framed in blooms."

    A Strange Story — Volume 08

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