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Meaning of "parasitize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PARASITIZE

parasitize  [ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PARASITIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Parasitize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb parasitize in English.

WHAT DOES PARASITIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

parasitize

Parasitism

Parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host. Traditionally parasite referred primarily to organisms visible to the naked eye, or macroparasites. Parasite now includes microparasites, which are typically smaller, such as viruses and bacteria. Some examples of parasites include the plants mistletoe and cuscuta, and animals such as hookworms. Unlike predators, parasites do not kill their host, are generally much smaller than their host, and will often live in or on their host for an extended period. Both are special cases of consumer-resource interactions. Parasites show a high degree of specialization, and reproduce at a faster rate than their hosts. Classic examples of parasitism include interactions between vertebrate hosts and tapeworms, flukes, the Plasmodium species, and fleas. Parasitism differs from the parasitoid relationship because parasitoids generally kill their hosts.

Definition of parasitize in the English dictionary

The definition of parasitize in the dictionary is to infest or infect with parasites. Other definition of parasitize is to live on as a parasite.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PARASITIZE

PRESENT

Present
I parasitize
you parasitize
he/she/it parasitizes
we parasitize
you parasitize
they parasitize
Present continuous
I am parasitizing
you are parasitizing
he/she/it is parasitizing
we are parasitizing
you are parasitizing
they are parasitizing
Present perfect
I have parasitized
you have parasitized
he/she/it has parasitized
we have parasitized
you have parasitized
they have parasitized
Present perfect continuous
I have been parasitizing
you have been parasitizing
he/she/it has been parasitizing
we have been parasitizing
you have been parasitizing
they have been parasitizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I parasitized
you parasitized
he/she/it parasitized
we parasitized
you parasitized
they parasitized
Past continuous
I was parasitizing
you were parasitizing
he/she/it was parasitizing
we were parasitizing
you were parasitizing
they were parasitizing
Past perfect
I had parasitized
you had parasitized
he/she/it had parasitized
we had parasitized
you had parasitized
they had parasitized
Past perfect continuous
I had been parasitizing
you had been parasitizing
he/she/it had been parasitizing
we had been parasitizing
you had been parasitizing
they had been parasitizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will parasitize
you will parasitize
he/she/it will parasitize
we will parasitize
you will parasitize
they will parasitize
Future continuous
I will be parasitizing
you will be parasitizing
he/she/it will be parasitizing
we will be parasitizing
you will be parasitizing
they will be parasitizing
Future perfect
I will have parasitized
you will have parasitized
he/she/it will have parasitized
we will have parasitized
you will have parasitized
they will have parasitized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been parasitizing
you will have been parasitizing
he/she/it will have been parasitizing
we will have been parasitizing
you will have been parasitizing
they will have been parasitizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would parasitize
you would parasitize
he/she/it would parasitize
we would parasitize
you would parasitize
they would parasitize
Conditional continuous
I would be parasitizing
you would be parasitizing
he/she/it would be parasitizing
we would be parasitizing
you would be parasitizing
they would be parasitizing
Conditional perfect
I would have parasitize
you would have parasitize
he/she/it would have parasitize
we would have parasitize
you would have parasitize
they would have parasitize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been parasitizing
you would have been parasitizing
he/she/it would have been parasitizing
we would have been parasitizing
you would have been parasitizing
they would have been parasitizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you parasitize
we let´s parasitize
you parasitize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to parasitize
Past participle
parasitized
Present Participle
parasitizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PARASITIZE


desensitise
diːˈsensɪˌtaɪz
desensitize
diːˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
digitize
ˈdɪdʒɪˌtaɪz
hypersensitise
ˌhaɪpəˈsensɪˌtaɪz
hypersensitize
ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
hyposensitise
ˌhaɪpəʊˈsensɪˌtaɪz
hyposensitize
ˌhaɪpəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
monetize
ˈmʌnɪˌtaɪz
parasitise
ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz
phagocytise
ˈfæɡəsɪˌtaɪz
phagocytize
ˈfæɡəsɪˌtaɪz
photosensitise
ˌfəʊtəʊˈsensɪˌtaɪz
photosensitize
ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
prioritize
praɪˈɒrɪˌtaɪz
radiosensitise
ˌreɪdɪəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
radiosensitize
ˌraɪdɪəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
resensitise
riːˈsensɪˌtaɪz
resensitize
riːˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
sensitise
ˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
sensitize
ˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PARASITIZE

parasite resistance
parasitic
parasitic male
parasitic oscillation
parasitical
parasitically
parasiticalness
parasiticidal
parasiticide
parasitisation
parasitise
parasitism
parasitization
parasitoid
parasitologic
parasitological
parasitologist
parasitology
parasitoses
parasitosis

WORDS THAT END LIKE PARASITIZE

acclimatize
advertize
albitize
commoditize
definitize
dolomitize
expertize
granitize
graphitize
hypnotize
mylonitize
propylitize
pyritize
sanitize
securitize
sorbitize
subitize
systematize
unitize
uralitize

Synonyms and antonyms of parasitize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «parasitize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PARASITIZE

Find out the translation of parasitize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of parasitize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «parasitize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

寄生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

parasitar
570 millions of speakers

English

parasitize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पराश्रयी होकर लेगना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تتطفل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

паразитируют
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

parasitam
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরভুক জীবাণুদ্বারা অধ্যুষিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

parasiter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Parasitize
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

parasitieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

寄生する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기생
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Parasitize
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phá hại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

parasitize
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परजीवीकरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

parasitize
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

parassitano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pasożytują
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

паразитують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

parazitează
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρασιτούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

parasiteer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

parasitera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

parasitize
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of parasitize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PARASITIZE»

The term «parasitize» is normally little used and occupies the 123.419 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PARASITIZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about parasitize

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PARASITIZE»

Discover the use of parasitize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to parasitize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Haemaphysalis Ticks of India
Significantly, of the 20 contemporary Ornithophysalis species, six parasitize only birds, five parasitize both birds and various mammals, three parasitize birds and marsupials or only marsupials, two parasitize only tenrecs, and four parasitize ...
G. Geevarghese, A. C. Mishra, 2011
2
The Dryinidae and Embolemidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) of ...
The Gonatopodinae may parasitize adult or nymphal stages. If the host is a nymph, its metamorphosis may or may not be stopped. If it is stopped, the nymph may not reach the adult stage; if, on the other hand, metamorphosis is not stopped, ...
Massimo Olmi, 1994
3
Microbiology Principles and Explorations 8th edition:
Helminths that parasitize humans include flatworms and roundworms (Table 11.3 ). FLATWORMS Flatworms (Platyhelminthes) are primitive worms usually no more than 1 mm thick, but some, such as large tapeworms, can be as long as 10 m.
Jacquelyn G. Black, 2012
4
Moths of Australia
Parasitoids The best known group of organisms that parasitize moths are the parasitoids, belonging to the parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera) and flies (Diptera). Moth larvae are the most usual hosts, but pupae and eggs are also included.
I. F. B. Common, 1990
5
Biological Control of Plant-parasitic Nematodes, 2nd ...
With regard to fungi that parasitize nematode eggs, our current knowledge is based on isolations made from eggs of sedentary endoparasitic nematodes, most commonly Globodera, Heterodera and Meloidogyne. Eggs of these nematodes are ...
Graham R Stirling, 2014
6
Swallow Summer
Perhaps the major advantage of egg transfer is that it expands the window of time when you can parasitize nests. If you do it by laying an egg, it has to be while the host is laying her eggs so that the parasitic egg hatches slightly before or at the ...
Charles Robert Brown, 1998
7
Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota: Biodiversity
The remaining 3 orders, Caryophyllidea, Proteocephalidea (with few spurious records from the marine environment), and Nippotaeniidea parasitize freshwater (and brackish water) teleosts. Collectively, over 5000 species ofcestodes are ...
Darryl L. Felder, 2009
8
Biology of Amphibians
Terrestrial leeches parasitize terrestrial anurans in the wet tropics from southeastern Asia to northern Australia. In most cases parasitism is temporary and probably does not interfere drastically with the health or activity of the host. However, in ...
William E. Duellman, 1994
9
Economic Insects of Micronesia: Report of the Insect Control ...
Another parasite, Tetrastichus brontispae (Ferriere), previously known from Java, was found to parasitize the pupae and mature larvae of Plesispa nipa in Malaya. One shipment of this species was sent by air to Saipan, where it was found to ...
Edwin Horace Bryan, 1949
10
Concise Encyclopedia Biology
Members parasitize elasmobranch fishes. E.g. Phyllobothrium. 2. Order: Trypanorhynchea. The scolex has 2 or 4 bothria, and 4 protrusible, spiny proboscides in sheaths. The yolk glands lie in the cortical layer around the proglottids, and the ...
‎1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PARASITIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term parasitize is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Parasitic flatworms flout global biodiversity patterns
At least 20 species of trematode—a kind of flatworm—compete to parasitize and castrate the snails. The trematodes produce offspring that ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
2
Zombies in the garden
And that brings us to the zombie flies, ones that love to parasitize the horrid red imported fire ants that are a plague in southern coastal gardens. «Coastal Illustrated, Jul 15»
3
'Whiteness Goggles' Set Out To Change How You See Cultural …
"Capitalism invented whiteness in order to create a class of people that could parasitize the rest of the world," he continued. "A people with no ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Tortoise beetles enjoy veggie leaves, but cause little harm
We are fortunate to have a few natural enemies that parasitize these beetles. A fly species and two wasp species are often found where these ... «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
5
Max Blumenthal Chronicles '51 Day War' On Gaza
... can see Israel for what is truly is - a racist ethnocracy that embezzles billions each year from hardworking Americans in its effort to parasitize Palestinian land. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Conservation Corner
They improve their chances of encountering an animal host to parasitize by climbing to the tops of grass blades, twigs and other objects in their ... «Cedar County Republican, Jul 15»
7
What is Cryptosporidium? How do you prevent getting …
It can also parasitize over 45 species of vertebrate including birds, fish, reptiles and mammals. Infection with Cryptosporidium represents a wide ... «Outbreak News Today, Jul 15»
8
Wild Side: Unloveable critters
Cuckoo bees generally parasitize other bees, laying their eggs in the nests that have been built and provisioned by the victimized species. «Martha's Vineyard Times, Jul 15»
9
Metro Vancouver residents battle European chafer beetle
... when you apply them they go into the soil, they search out for the larvae and they climb inside and they basically eat and parasitize the larvae ... «Globalnews.ca, Jun 15»
10
Like humans, not all birds mate for life
They are the only altricial birds (having young that are born helpless) that seem to use awareness of their surroundings to parasitize other bird's ... «Crow River Media, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Parasitize [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/parasitize>. Mar 2020 ».
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