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parasitic
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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Definition
of a species that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit

or:

a person who lives off others' efforts without providing return benefit to them
  • The vibrant, generous body that he had trained with such vigilance had shrunken until only the bones remained, draped in yellow skin, crawling with parasites.
    p. 175.9
  • Foodborne parasites and pathogens made diarrhea almost ubiquitous.
    p. 197.6

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