1. [ adjective ] of or pertaining to epenthesis
Synonyms: epenthetic
Related terms: epenthesis
2. [ adjective ] relating to or caused by parasites
Synonyms: parasitical

"parasitic infection"

Related terms: parasite
3. [ adjective ] of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
Synonyms: leechlike bloodsucking parasitical

"a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses" "parasitic vines strangle the trees" "bloodsucking blackmailer" "his indolent leechlike existence"

Related terms: dependent
Similar spelling:   parasitical