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Any of a superfamily (Ancylostomatoidea) of small, parasitic, intestinal nematode worms with hooks around the mouth: found esp. in tropical climates
(Biol.) A plant or animal that lives on or in an organism of another species from which it derives sustenance or protection without benefit to, and usually with harmful effects on, the host
Any of numerous aquatic, chiefly marine filter-feeding invertebrate animals of the phylum Porifera, characteristically having a porous skeleton composed of fibrous material or siliceous or calcareous spicules and often forming colonies attached to an underwater surface.
The definition of a worm is an animal that is slender, soft and often segmented, or an insect larva, or a nasty person, or an unauthorized computer program.
A person who spends time in the company of another person or of a group out of admiration or for personal gain.
(UK, New Zealand, Canada, Scotland) An individual who gets merchandise from the back of supermarket premises that is past its sell-by date.
To take advantage of the charity, generosity, or hospitality of others.
carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
(Informal) A person who, though able to work, depends on others for food, money, etc.
To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
To perform phlebotomy on.
Find another word for leech. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for leech, like: hookworm, bloodsucker, dependence, tapeworm, parasite, sycophant, barnacle, sponge, worm, hanger-on and freeloader.