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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Belief in vampires.
  • n. The behavior of a vampire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being a vampire, or the practices associated with vampires, in particular blood-drinking and the draining of a victim's life-force.
  • n. extortion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Belief in the existence of vampires.
  • n. The actions of a vampire; the practice of bloodsucking.
  • n. Fig.: The practice of extortion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Belief in the existence of vampires. See vampire, 1.
  • n. The action of a vampire-bat; the act or practice of blood-sucking.
  • n. Figuratively, the practice of extortion or preying on others.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. belief in the existence of vampires
  • n. the actions or practices of a vampire

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