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Definition of parasitically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    parasitically

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˌpærəˈsɪtɪkli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpærəˈsɪtɪkli//
     
     
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  1. 1by living on another animal or plant and getting food from it Females of some bird species ‘steal’ the parental care of other birds by laying eggs parasitically in their nests.
  2. 2(disapproving) in a way that always relies on or benefits from other people and that gives nothing back They lived parasitically at his home during his absence.