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Synonyms for leechlitʃ

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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:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

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tadpole

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#672run
#16301sponge
#17577bleed
#20858parasite
#26637hemorrhage
#32457leech
#47705tadpole
#194881bloodsucker

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