parasitise

parasitize

[par-uh-si-tahyz, -sahy-]
verb (used with object), parasitized, parasitizing.
to live on (a host) as a parasite.
Also, especially British, parasitise.


Origin:
1885–90; parasite + -ize

unparasitized, adjective
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parasitize or parasitise (ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz, -saɪ-, ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz, -saɪ-)
 
vb
1.  to infest or infect with parasites
2.  to live on (another organism) as a parasite
 
parasitise or parasitise
 
vb

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parasitize par·a·sit·ize (pār'ə-sĭ-tīz', -sī-)
v. par·a·sit·ized, par·a·sit·iz·ing, par·a·sit·iz·es
To live on or in a host as a parasite.

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