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  1. parasite

    • IPA[ˈparəsʌɪt]

    英式

    • n.
      an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense;a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return
    • noun: parasite, plural noun: parasites

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense the parasite attaches itself to the mouths of fishes an intestinal parasite of cattle
    • 2. derogatory a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return he was a parasite who lived off other people
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    • IPA[ˈperəˌsīt]

    美式

    • n.
      an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by ... the parasite attaches itself to the mouths of fishes an intestinal parasite of cattle

    Oxford American Dictionary