Definitions for leech

Definitions for (noun) leech

Main entry: hirudinean, bloodsucker, leech

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

Main entry: leech, parasite, sponge, sponger

Definition: a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

Definitions for (verb) leech

Main entry: leech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize, bleed

Definition: draw blood

Usage: In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment

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