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1. leech

noun. ['ˈliːtʃ'] carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end.

Synonyms

  • hirudinean
  • horseleech
  • annelid worm
  • medicinal leech
  • Hirudo medicinalis
  • class Hirudinea
  • annelid
  • segmented worm
  • Hirudinea

Antonyms

  • hate
  • dislike
  • fill
  • spread

Etymology

  • leche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • læce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lek (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Leech

  • long-beach
  • inspeech
  • screech
  • impeach
  • beseech
  • swiech
  • speech
  • preach
  • creech
  • creach
  • breech
  • breach
  • bleach
  • wiech
  • weech
  • veech
  • veatch
  • veach
  • teach
  • reeche
  • reach
  • pietsch
  • piech
  • peach
  • meech
  • leitch
  • leetch
  • leach
  • keetch
  • keech

Sentences with leech


1. Noun, singular or mass
Not every leech sucks blood, but most do, and they are not picky about their prey.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
These heavy metals slowly leech out into soil and groundwater.

3. Verb, past tense
In garden beds, the salts leech out and become diluted in the soil.

4. Verb, base form
Water well to leech it into the soil.

2. leech

verb. ['ˈliːtʃ'] draw blood.

Synonyms

  • phlebotomize
  • phlebotomise
  • care for
  • bleed

Antonyms

  • bellwether
  • misleader
  • spearhead
  • patrician

Etymology

  • leche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • læce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lek (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. leech

noun. ['ˈliːtʃ'] a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.

Synonyms

  • sponge
  • follower
  • parasite

Antonyms

  • superior
  • host
  • commander
  • someone

Etymology

  • leche (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • læce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lek (Middle English (1100-1500))
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