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parasitic

adjective
     
par‧a‧sit‧ic also par‧a‧sit‧i‧cal
1HBAHBP living in or on another plant or animal and getting food from them:
parasitic fungi
2 a parasitic person is lazy, does no work, and depends on other people
3MI a parasitic disease is caused by parasites
parasitically adverb

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