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- adj. of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of a parasite; parasitic
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as parasitic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or caused by parasites
- adj. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
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(Paradoxically, the Jews also were accused of being Communists and followers of Rosa Luxemburg, while at the same time called parasitical capitalists.)
The dodder is what is called a parasitical plant; that is, a plant that lives entirely on another.
(George would later apologize for his use of the term "parasitical".)
It will require the latest techniques in medical science to separate Lakshmi from her "parasitical", headless, undeveloped "twin", which is joined to her body at the pelvis.
Most of the great monuments of ancient Rome were adapted in the middle Ages for re-use in some "parasitical" way related to their basic form and system.
UPDATE: Scott and Bud have more thoughts on how "parasitical" the litblogosphere can be.
Even traditional patrols were flown now over uninhabited areas, to allow the current agitation about the "parasitical" Weyr to die down.
Page 103 they have been humorously styled "parasitical," as being hangers-on or dependents.
Wall Street is wrongly deemed "parasitical," he says.
UK bands urge end to scalping SOME of the UK's top selling bands backed proposals for a law which aims to stamp out "parasitical" online ticket scalping in Britain.