parasitize

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verb par·a·sit·ize \ˈper-ə-sə-ˌtiz, -ˌsī-, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of parasitize

parasitized

;

parasitizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to infest or live on or with as a parasite

parasitization

play \ˌper-ə-sə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsī-, ˌpa-rə-\ noun

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First Known Use of parasitize

1872


Medical Dictionary

parasitize

transitive verb par·a·sit·ize
variants: also British

parasitise

\-sə-ˌtīz, -ˌsīt-ˌīz\play play

Medical Definition of parasitize

parasitized

also British

parasitised

;

parasitizing

also British

parasitising

  1. :  to infest or live on or with as a parasite

parasitization

also British

parasitisation

\ˌpar-ə-sət-ə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsīt-\play noun

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