Definitions For Parasite


  • 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
  • A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
  • An animal or plant that lives in or on another animal or plant and gets food or protection from it
  • A person or thing that takes something from someone or something else and does not do anything to earn it or deserve it

Is Parasite a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Parasite is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Parasite in a Sentence

  • Many diseases are caused by parasites.
  • She's a parasite who only stays with him for the money.
  • These new companies are parasites feeding off the success of those who spent the last decade establishing the industry.

Synonyms for Parasite

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