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leech definition

  • noun:
    • some of different chiefly aquatic bloodsucking or carnivorous annelid worms of the course Hirudinea, which one species (Hirudo medicinalis) had been formerly utilized by doctors to bleed patients and is now often utilized as a short-term help to blood flow during medical reattachment of a body part.
    • the one that preys on or clings to some other; a parasite.
    • Archaic your physician.
    • Nautical Either vertical side of a square sail.
    • Nautical The after edge of a fore-and-aft sail.
    • An aquatic blood-sucking annelid of class Hirudinea, especially Hirudo medicinalis.
    • an individual who derives benefit from others, in a parasitic style.
    • A physician.
    • A healer.
    • The vertical side of a square sail.
    • The aft side of a triangular sail.
    • See 2d leach.
    • The edge or advantage beside a sail.
    • A physician or surgeon; a professor associated with the art of recovery.
    • Any one of several genera and types of annulose worms, belonging to the purchase Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, esp. those species found in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied types.
    • A glass pipe of unusual building, adjusted for attracting blood from a scarified part in the shape of a vacuum.
    • doctor; a medical specialist; a professor regarding the art of healing.
    • An aquatic, just about parasitic, and blood-sucking worm; a suctorial or discophorous annelid associated with the purchase Hirudinea.
    • Figuratively, person who, because it had been, sucks the bloodstream or steals the substance of his victim, or persistently keeps on for sordid gain.
    • Nautical, the perpendicular or sloping edge of a sail.
    • See leach.
    • a follower which hangs around a number (without benefit towards the host) in hope of gain or advantage
    • carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms usually having a sucker at each and every end
  • verb-transitive:
    • To bleed with leeches.
    • To drain the essence or exhaust the sources of.
    • See leach, v. t.
    • To treat as a surgeon; to doctor.
    • To bleed by the use of leeches.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to add yourself to another in the manner of a leech.
  • verb:
    • to use a leech medicinally, so that it sucks bloodstream from patient.
    • To empty (resources) without offering back.
    • draw blood
  • others:
    • to deal with with medicaments; heal; physician.
    • to put on leeches to, for the intended purpose of bleeding.
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