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    parasite - Dictionary definition and meaning for word parasite

    (noun) an 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 Definition
    (noun) a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
    Synonyms : leech , sponge , sponger
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parasite

para (Skt) means other. Site means place to build home. <br> Parasite means: insect living on other person's body.

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