vampirism

(redirected from Vampire Syndrome)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Vampire Syndrome: porphyria, Stone man syndrome

vam·pir·ism

 (văm′pīr-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. Belief in vampires.
2. The behavior of a vampire.

vampirism

(ˈvæmpaɪərˌɪzəm)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) belief in the existence of vampires
2. (European Myth & Legend) the actions of vampires; bloodsucking
3. the act of preying upon or exploiting others

vam•pir•ism

(ˈvæm paɪərˌɪz əm, -pəˌrɪz-)

n.
1. belief in the existence of vampires.
2. the acts or practices of vampires.
3. unscrupulous exploitation or ruin of others.
[1785–95]

vampirism

1. the state or condition of being a vampire.
2. the actions or habits of vampires.
3. belief in the existence of vampires. — vampiric, adj.
See also: Mythology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vampirism - belief in the existence of vampires
belief - any cognitive content held as true
2.vampirism - the actions or practices of a vampire
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
'Vampire syndrome': serum protein and lipid abnormalities related to frequent sale of plasma.