Synonyms for leech

Synonyms for (noun) leech

Synonyms: hirudinean, bloodsucker, leech

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

Similar words: annelid, annelid worm, segmented worm

Definition: worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally

Synonyms: leech, parasite, sponge, sponger

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

Similar words: follower

Definition: a person who accepts the leadership of another

Synonyms for (verb) leech

Synonyms: leech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize, bleed

Definition: draw blood

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

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics