- [noun] carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
Synonyms: bloodsucker, hirudinean
- [noun] a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
Synonyms: parasite, sponge, sponger
- [verb] draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"
Synonyms: bleed, phlebotomize, phlebotomise
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