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Noun: leech  leech
  1. Carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
    - bloodsucker, hirudinean
  2. A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
    - parasite, sponge [informal], sponger, bloodsucker [informal]
Verb: leech  leech
Usage: archaic
  1. (medicine) draw blood
    "In the old days, doctors routinely leeched patients as part of the treatment";
    - bleed, phlebotomize, phlebotomise [Brit]

Sounds like: l

Derived forms: leeching, leeches, leeched

Type of: acolyte, annelid, annelid worm, care for, follower, segmented worm, treat

Part of: class Hirudinea, Hirudinea

Encyclopedia: Leech, Joseph