parasitize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: circa 1890 to infest or live on or with as a parasite • parasitization noun

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  • parasitize — index prey Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • parasitize — (also parasitise) ► VERB ▪ infest or exploit as a parasite …   English terms dictionary

  • parasitize — [par′asī΄tīz΄, par′əsi tīz΄] vt. parasitized, parasitizing 1. to live on, in, or with as a parasite 2. to infest with parasites parasitization n …   English World dictionary

  • parasitize — /par euh si tuyz , suy /, v.t., parasitized, parasitizing. to live on (a host) as a parasite. Also, esp. Brit., parasitise. [1885 90; PARASITE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • parasitize — verb To live on or in a host organism as a parasite …   Wiktionary

  • parasitize — To invade as a parasite. * * * par·a·sit·ize also Brit par·a·sit·ise sə .tīz, .sīt .īz vt, ized also Brit ised; iz·ing also Brit is·ing to infest or live on or with as a parasite par·a·sit·iza·tion also Brit par·a·sit·isa·tion .par ə sət ə zā… …   Medical dictionary

  • parasitize — pærÉ™sɪtaɪz , saɪt v. infest (a plant or animal) with a parasite; live as a parasite (also parasitise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parasitize — or parasitise parəsʌɪtʌɪz, sɪ verb infest or exploit as a parasite. Derivatives parasitization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • parasitize — par·a·si·tize …   English syllables

  • parasitize — par•a•si•tize [[t]ˈpær ə sɪˌtaɪz, saɪ [/t]] v. t. tized, tiz•ing pat ecl to live on (a host) as a parasite • Etymology: 1885–90 par a•sit•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

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