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Synonyms for parasite
ˈpær əˌsaɪtpar·a·site

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  1. parasitenoun

    commensal, mutualism, symbiote

  2. parasitenoun

    Lice, fleas, ticks and mites are widely spread parasites.

    mutualism, commensal, symbiote

  3. parasitenoun

    symbiote, mutualism, commensal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. parasite

    sycophant, flatterer, toady, courtier, toad-eater, timeserver

    detractor, calumniator, traducer

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  1. parasitenoun

    an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host

    leech, sponger, sponge


  2. leech, parasite, sponge, spongernoun

    a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

    sponger, parazoan, hirudinean, sponge, leech, bloodsucker, quick study, poriferan


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  1. parasitenoun

    sycophant, flatterer, toady, fawner, wheedler, flunky, spaniel, lickspittle, pick-thank, toad-eater, time-server, hanger-on

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  1. parasitenoun

    hanger-on, toady, sycophant, fawner, flunky, zoō parasite, entozoa

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  1. List of paraphrases for "parasite":

    parasitic, parasites, pest, deadbeat, stray

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Parasite":

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  1. Piers Mitchell:

    We were keen to study the latrine, in case there was evidence for parasite species that shouldn't be in the region, which would indicate the presence of travelers.

  2. Alison Willmore:

    I can see a world where 'Parasite' could be a dark horse candidate. It's so beloved. Once we get past that, there is probably a chance for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'.

  3. Stockdale Walden:

    What happens is that the parasite gets into humans -- humans are not the host that it can complete its life cycle in, as opposed to being in a rat -- so when it gets in a human, it can get lost, and it will go to the brain, and it'll stay there, when it gets to the brain, you can have eosinophilic meningitis.

  4. Steve Lindsay:

    People carrying malaria parasite already have a signature scent, and we know if dogs can smell drugs, food and other substances, they should be able to detect this smell on clothing, too.

  5. Adopted from Lance Fusco.:

    The perfect host requires the perfect parasite.

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