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leech

leech

 
pronunciation:
lich
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various primarily aquatic bloodsucking or carnivorous worms, one species of which was formerly used medicinally to bleed patients.
definition 2: someone who clings like a bloodsucker to another person for personal profit.
similar words:
parasite
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: leeched, leeching. leeches
definition: to attach to and bleed, with or like a leech.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to cling to someone for personal gain.
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  blood, invertebrate, worm