parasitize


par·a·sit·ize

transitive verb \-sə-ˌtīz, -ˌsī-\
par·a·sit·izedpar·a·sit·iz·ing

Definition of PARASITIZE

:  to infest or live on or with as a parasite
par·a·sit·i·za·tion \ˌper-ə-sə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\ noun

First Known Use of PARASITIZE

circa 1890

par·a·sit·ize

transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)
par·a·sit·ized also British par·a·sit·isedpar·a·sit·iz·ing also British par·a·sit·is·ing

Medical Definition of PARASITIZE

: to infest or live on or with as a parasite
par·a·sit·iza·tion also British par·a·sit·isa·tion \ˌpar-ə-sət-ə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsīt-\ noun

Variants of PARASITIZE

par·a·sit·ize also British par·a·sit·ise \-sə-ˌtīz, -ˌsīt-ˌīz\

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