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1. An animal, such as a leech, that sucks blood.
2. An extortionist or a blackmailer.
3. A person who is intrusively or overly dependent upon another; a parasite.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Animals) an animal that sucks blood, esp a leech or mosquito
2. a person or thing that preys upon another person, esp by extorting money
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. any animal that sucks blood.
2. an extortioner.
3. sponger (def. 1).
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|Noun||1.||bloodsucker - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end|
annelid, annelid worm, segmented worm - worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
Hirudo medicinalis, medicinal leech - large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting
horseleech - any of several large freshwater leeches
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bloodsucker[ˈblʌdsʌkəʳ] N (Zool, fig) → sanguijuela f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
bloodsucker[ˈblʌdˌsʌkəʳ] n (also) (fig) → sanguisuga
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