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Synonyms for leechlitʃ

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  1. leech, bloodsucker, hirudinean(noun)

    carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end

    leech, hirudinean, sponger, sponge, bloodsucker, parasite

  2. leech, parasite, sponge, sponger(verb)

    a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

    sponger, parasite, parazoan, hirudinean, sponge, leech, bloodsucker, quick study, poriferan

  3. bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise(verb)

    draw blood

    "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

    leech, hemorrhage, shed blood, run, bleed, phlebotomize, phlebotomise

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