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Definition of bloodsucker:

  1. A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.
  2. Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech ( Hirudo medicinalis), and related species.
  3. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer.

Synonyms:

dependence, hirudinean, freeloader, hanger-on, sponger, leech, sponge, parasite.

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