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    leech

    leech - Dictionary definition and meaning for word leech

    Definition
    (noun) carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
    Synonyms : bloodsucker , hirudinean
    Definition
    (noun) a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
    Synonyms : parasite , sponge , sponger
    Definition
    (verb) draw blood
    Example Sentence
    • In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment
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