HyperDic: parasite

English > 2 senses of the word parasite:
NOUNanimalparasitean animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant)
person parasite, leech, sponge, spongera follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
parasite > pronunciation
Soundspeh'rahsay.t
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > parasite: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningAn animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host.
Categoryplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Narrowerectoparasite, ectozoan, ectozoon, epizoan, epizoonAny external parasitic organism (as fleas)
endoparasite, entoparasite, entozoan, entozoon, endozoanAny of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)
parasitic plantplant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
Broaderorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
OppositehostAn animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite
Spanishparasito, parásito
Catalanparàsit
Adjectivesparasitic, parasiticalrelating to or caused by parasites
English > parasite: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.
Synonymsleech, sponge, sponger
BroaderfollowerA person who accepts the leadership / leadership of another
Spanishesponja, estrujador, parásito, sanguijuela
Catalanparàsit, sangonella, sangonera
Adjectivesparasitic, parasiticalof plants or persons

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