leechlike
adjective see leech I

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  • leechlike — adjective 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leechlike — adjective Resembling a leech or some aspect of one; clinging, parasitic …   Wiktionary

  • parasitic parasitical leechlike bloodsucking — Dependent De*pend ent, a. [L. dependens, entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloodsucking — adjective 1. drawing blood from the body of another (Freq. 1) a plague of bloodsucking insects • Similar to: ↑bloody 2. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another a wealthy class parasitic upon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • parasitic — adjective 1. relating to or caused by parasites parasitic infection • Syn: ↑parasitical • Pertains to noun: ↑parasite (for: ↑parasitical), ↑parasite …   Useful english dictionary

  • parasitical — adjective 1. relating to or caused by parasites parasitic infection • Syn: ↑parasitic • Pertains to noun: ↑parasite, ↑parasite (for: ↑parasitic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bdellomorpha — Bdel lo*mor pha,n. [NL., fr. Gr. bde lla leech + morfh form.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Nemertina, including the large leechlike worms ({Malacobdella}) often parasitic in clams. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloodsucking — loodsucking adj. 1. drawing blood from the body of another; as, a plague of bloodsucking insects. [WordNet 1.5] 2. having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another; of plants or persons; as, a bloodsucking blackmailer;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dependent — De*pend ent, a. [L. dependens, entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dependent contract — Dependent De*pend ent, a. [L. dependens, entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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