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vampire

vam·pire

vampire

 
 
pronunciation:
vaem paIr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a legendary being, often said to be a revived corpse, that preys on people in order to suck out their blood.
definition 2: one who preys upon or exploits others, esp. a woman who seduces men in order to exploit them; vamp.
definition 3: any of various bats native to Central and South America, some species of which feed on the blood of various vertebrates.
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derivations: vampiric (adj.), vampirish (adj.)
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