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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloodsucker  \Blood"suck`er\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  animal  that  sucks  blood;  esp.,  the  leech 
  ({Hirudo  medicinalis}),  and  related  species. 
 
  2.  One  who  sheds  blood;  a  cruel,  bloodthirsty  man;  one  guilty 
  of  bloodshed;  a  murderer.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  hard  and  exacting  master,  landlord,  or  money  lender;  an 
  extortioner. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bloodsucker 
  n  :  carnivorous  or  bloodsucking  aquatic  or  terrestrial  worms 
  typically  having  a  sucker  at  each  end  [syn:  {leech},  {hirudinean}] 




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