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  Words related to leech

Related / Similar Words: bloodsucker, hirudinean, parasite, sponge, sponger, bleed, phlebotomize, phlebotomise

 

Definition:
  • carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end;
  • a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage;
  • draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment";

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    Hyponyms: medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, horseleech

     

    Member Meronyms: Hirudinea, class Hirudinea

     

    Derivational Morphology: bleed, phlebotomize, phlebotomise, mooch, bum, cadge, grub, sponge, venesection, phlebotomy, bloodsucker, hirudinean

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: Bloedsuier   Basque: izain  
    Bulgarian: пиявица   Chinese: 蚂蟥  
    Croatian: pijavica   Danish: blodigle  
    Dutch: bloedzuiger   Esperanto: hirudo  
    Finnish: juotikas   French: sangsue  
    Georgian: წურბელა   German: Blutegel  
    Greek: βδέλλα   Hebrew: עלוקה  
    Hindi: जोंक   Hungarian: pióca  
    Icelandic: blóðsuga   Ido: sanguisugo  
    Indonesian: lintah   Italian: sanguisuga  
    Japanese: ヒル   Korean: 거머리  
    Latin: hirudo   Malayalam: നീരട്ട  
    Polish: pijawka   Portuguese: sanguessuga  
    Russian: пиявка   Serbian: пијавица  
    Slovak: pijavica   Slovene: pijavka  
    Spanish: sanguijuela   Swedish: igel  
    Turkish: sülük   Ukrainian: п'явка  
    Vietnamese: đỉa  
     
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