from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An animal, such as a leech, that sucks blood.
- n. An extortionist or a blackmailer.
- n. A person who is intrusively or overly dependent upon another; a parasite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who drinks the blood of others, especially by sucking blood through a puncture wound; a hemovore.
- n. By extension, any parasite.
- n. By extension, one who attempts to take as much from others as possible.
- n. A vampire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech (Hirudo medicinalis), and related species.
- n. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer.
- n. A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any animal that sucks blood, as a leech, a mosquito, etc.
- n. A name of a common agamoid East Indian lizard, Calotes versicolor, perhaps so called from the reddish hue of the throat, as it does not suck blood.
- n. A cruel or bloodthirsty man; hence, one who sucks the blood of or preys upon another; an extortioner; a sponger.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
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Another pest is a small midge, or sand-fly, which causes intolerable itching, and subsequent irritation, and is in this respect the most insufferable torment in Sikkim; the minutest rent in one's clothes is detected by the acute senses of this insatiable bloodsucker, which is itself so small as to be barely visible without a microscope.
The head of the Chamber of Commerce-the nation's largest business trade association, with an annual budget of $258 million-doesn't mind being called a bloodsucker or inspiring howls of protest.
I wonder what kind of bloodsucker would want to make me itch.
So they hastened to him and, tucking up their sleeves, fell to searching for the flea; but as soon as the bloodsucker was aware of the search, he turned to flee and coming on the mouse’s home, entered it.
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