[par-uh-si-tahyz, -sahy-] /ˈpær ə sɪˌtaɪz, -saɪ-/

verb (used with object), parasitized, parasitizing.
to live on (a host) as a .
/ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz; -saɪ-/
verb (transitive)
to infest or infect with parasites
to live on (another organism) as a parasite

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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