Associations to the word «Leech»
LEECH, noun. An aquatic blood-sucking annelid of class Hirudinea, especially Hirudo medicinalis.
LEECH, noun. A person who derives profit from others in a parasitic fashion.
LEECH, noun. (medicine) (dated) A glass tube designed for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum.
LEECH, verb. (transitive) To apply a leech medicinally, so that it sucks blood from the patient.
LEECH, verb. (transitive) To drain (resources) without giving back.
LEECH, noun. (archaic) A physician.
LEECH, noun. (paganism) (Heathenry) A healer.
LEECH, noun. (medicine) A glass tube adapted for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum.
LEECH, noun. (nautical) The vertical edge of a square sail.
LEECH, noun. (nautical) The aft edge of a triangular sail.
LEECH LINE, noun. (nautical) A line for tightening the leech of a triangular mainsail to prevent it from fluttering.
LEECH, noun. Carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end.
LEECH, noun. A follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.
LEECH, verb. Draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment".
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