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Synonyms for leech
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leech, bloodsucker, hirudinean(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    sponger, parasite, parazoan, hirudinean, sponge, 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"

    Synonyms:
    hemorrhage, shed blood, run, bleed, phlebotomize, phlebotomise

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    tadpole

How to pronounce leech?

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How to use leech in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A person who could merely preach but not practise in own life can reach only up to the people who are just parasites and leech.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    Choose fulfillment over trophy , don't leech away life always... embrace philanthropy & choose evolution over entropy . Going around is life's nature...let giving be the only culture . Let your giving be maximized , your returns will be optimized and you shall get Mickeymized


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