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Meaning & Definition of Parasite in English

English

Parasite

/pɛrəsaɪt/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • parasite

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

    synonym:
  • leech
  • ,
  • parasite
  • ,
  • sponge
  • ,
  • sponger

Examples of using

You're nothing more than a social parasite!