AskDefine | Define bloodsucking

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bloodsucking adj
1 drawing blood from the body of another; "a plague of bloodsucking insects"
2 of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another; "a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses"; "parasitic vines that strangle the trees"; "bloodsucking blackmailer"; "his indolent leechlike existence" [syn: parasitic, parasitical, leechlike]

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  1. In the context of "of an animal": That draws off the blood of another animal
  2. In the context of "by extension|of a person": parasitic, leechlike or freeloading
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